Catalyt Journalism ProjectThe Catalyst Journalism Project | A research, teaching, service initiative from Kathryn Thier, Brent Walth and Nicole Dahmen

The Catalyst Journalism Project includes teaching and research with the goal of reaffirming the value of the news media in the post-truth age by combining investigative journalism with the innovative practice of solutions journalism. The project will also facilitate lectures, public discussions, and other intellectual gatherings related to the topics of investigation of our reporting with the intention of engaging Oregon communities.

Reporting Roseburg, A multimedia project by Nicole Dahmen and Lori ShontzReporting Roseburg | A multimedia project by Nicole Dahmen and Lori Shontz

A project capturing the experiences and perspectives of 19 Oregon-area journalists who covered the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The project intent is to contribute to the conversation about how journalism can responsibly cover gun violence, balancing the moral imperatives of seeking truth and minimizing harm.

Finding refuge imageFinding Refuge | A documentary by Torsten Kjellstrand and Jamie Francis

The efforts of one dying woman to preserve her Native culture don’t end when she passes, but prompts a renewal in finding pride in that culture. She confronts the violent event over two centuries ago that began the destruction of her people and the shame that colonialism created.

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Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala – a documentary by Gabriela Martinez

Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala tells the story of Guatemala’s National Police Historical Archive intertwined with narratives of past human rights abuses and the dramatic effects they had on specific individuals and the nation as a whole. In addition, it highlights present-day efforts to preserve collective memories and bring justice and reconciliation to the country.

This film is featured and distributed through the Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network.

SixtyFourFlood | Work by Torsten Kjellstrand

64FloodPhotoA mobile, documentary narrative tells the story of the worst natural disaster in Montana history: the 1964 flood on the Blackfeet Reservation. This project, done in preparation for the 50th anniversary of this devastating event, provided the opportunity to archive interviews with survivors and tribal leaders, as well as present a mobile narrative of the tragedy that viewers can experience online as well as “in the field” at the site of historic events.