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Change the World by Telling Its Stories

Storytelling careers are in high demand. And in today's world, they've never been more important and more complex. In advertising, journalism, media research, and public relations, skilled communicators have the power to inform the public, influence legislation, and inspire change. What stories will you tell?

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Undergraduate Degrees

This isn’t your parents’ journalism degree. Today’s thriving creative and media economy offers a wealth of exciting career paths, from advertising copywriter to multimedia journalist to public relations account executive. No matter which of our four majors you choose, you’ll get a strong liberal arts foundation and the professional skills and connections to succeed. Learn more about these programs on our Eugene campus:

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Graduate Degrees

In a competitive and rapidly evolving field, an advanced degree will help you stand out. We offer:

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79%
student participation in hands-on learning opportunities
$2.5M
in faculty research and project grants IN 2018
$500K
in student scholarships awarded each year
13
Pulitzer prizes won by faculty and alumni
250+
job titles held by SOJC graduates
18
years awarding the ancil payne award for ethics in journalism

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"Ever since my freshman year of high school I knew I wanted to be a photographer, so the SOJC just made sense. And the professors at the school are incredible."

—Taylor Wilder ’16, Advertising, Digital Content Specialist for the NHL Chicago Blackhawks

Read About Taylor’s Career

 
Hands-On Learning,
Real-World Experience

The hallmark of the SOJC experience is the professional practice students get in the field. We get out of the classroom to let students roll up their sleeves and learn by doing. From reporting trips around the globe to navigating the complexities of client work in student-run agencies, these real-life experiences will tip the scales in your favor when it's time to find a job.

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Study in the Beautiful Pacific Northwest

Named for renowned journalist Eric W. Allen, who founded the SOJC over 100 years ago, Allen Hall sits at the heart of the UO campus in Eugene. In our state-of-the-art classrooms, studios, and collaboration spaces, you'll get expert guidance and hands-on practice using the latest media technology to collaborate on compelling stories.

Located at the historic White Stag Building—a landmark in the middle of the biggest media market in Oregon—SOJC Portland is home to the Agora Journalism Center, professional master’s programs in multimedia journalism and strategic communication, and our new Oregon Reality immersive experience lab.

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Meet Ed Madison
Assistant Professor of Journalism

Before coming to the SOJC, Ed Madison was a founding producer at CNN and a news director for 27 years. Today, he's passing on a lifetime of professional knowledge to the next generation of multimedia journalists and media scholars. He's also taking students overseas for life-changing reporting trips. And he recently scored over $1.7 million in grants to build innovative programs for middle school students.

Meet our Faculty

We Love Our Alumni

Our alumni mean the world to us—and to each other. Over our century-long history, we've built a tight-knit community of accomplished SOJC Ducks who support student scholarships and faculty research, share their wisdom in class visits, and help new graduates launch their careers. In the process they've formed a strong network of personal and professional connections that will last a lifetime.

Events

Brand Impact & the Purpose Flex
Feb23
Brand Impact & the Purpose FlexFeb 23
10:00 a.m.
72 and Sunny, Los Angeles
Application Deadline: QuackHatch Undergraduate Business Idea Competition
Feb24
Application Deadline: QuackHatch Undergraduate...Feb 24
11:59 p.m.
Online
Demystifying: The music business as a petri dish for journalism innovation
Feb28
Demystifying: The music business as a petri dish...Feb 28
10:00 a.m.
Allen Hall
Local Journalism Roundtable
Feb28
Local Journalism RoundtableFeb 28
8:00 p.m.
White Stag Block
Application Deadline: Spark Grant
Mar10
Application Deadline: Spark GrantMar 10
11:59 p.m.
Online
"America's Hidden Mental Health Crisis"
Mar12
"America's Hidden Mental Health Crisis"Mar 12
7:30 p.m.
Straub Hall
Edelman Trust Barometer
Mar13
Edelman Trust BarometerMar 13
7:30 a.m.
White Stag Block
Designing for the Ear: The Best of Podcasts and Audio Storytelling
Apr9
Designing for the Ear: The Best of Podcasts and...Apr 9
5:00 p.m.
White Stag Block
Why are the Migrants Fleeing Honduras? Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup
Apr10
Why are the Migrants Fleeing Honduras?...Apr 10
4:00 p.m.
Knight Library
What is Technology?
Apr11
What is Technology? Apr 11
5:00 p.m.
White Stag Block

 

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