University: University of Oregon
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
Intern Organization: The Register-Guard
Position: Multimedia intern
August got his start in journalism as photo editor for Lane Community College’s newspaper, The Torch, abefore transferring to UO to major in journalism. At the SOJC, he served as a photographer for Flux Magazine in 2016 and as its photo editor in 2017. While at UO, he traveled to Alaska with the Science & Memory team and shot the 2016 Track & Field Olympic Trials and multiple Duck sports, from football to acrobatics. What August is most passionate about, however, is telling the lesser-known stories, such as those he covered about a Paralympian returning from Rio, a family living in an affordable housing community after going through homelessness, and a woman walking a path of redemption after being incarcerated. It is through these stories that August believes one can truly comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.