Faculty & Staff

Wes Pope

Wes Pope

Multimedia Journalism Master's Program Co-Director, Assistant Professor

366B White Stag Block

Wes Pope, co-director and assistant professor in the Multimedia Journalism master’s program at the George S. Turnbull Portland Center, is a sixth-generation Northwesterner who considers his professional role “custom-made for my skill set—and in one of my all-time favorite cities.”

Pope has worked as a photo, video, and multimedia journalist for more than 15 years, garnering experience at the San Francisco Chronicle, Rocky Mountain News, Chicago Tribune, Santa Fe New Mexican, Times of Northwest Indiana, Tri-City Herald, and Tacoma News Tribune.

Before coming to the SOJC, he taught photojournalism and video courses at Northern Arizona University.


  • MA, Documentary Film & History, Syracuse University, 2010
  • BA, Cultural Anthropology, University of Washington, 1995

Area of Expertise

Multimedia journalism