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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

Taylor Wilder on the sidelines at an Oregon football game with the Duck

"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

Wine Marketing in Siena, Italy: Info Session
Jan10
Wine Marketing in Siena, Italy: Info SessionJan 10
12:00 p.m.
Straub Hall
Oregon Reality Lab Grand Opening
Jan10
Oregon Reality Lab Grand OpeningJan 10
5:00 p.m.
UO Oregon Reality Lab
Cross Border Interviewing and Story Development in Spain: Info Session
Jan16
Cross Border Interviewing and Story Development...Jan 16
4:00 p.m.
Allen Hall
Startup Weekend Eugene
Jan18
Startup Weekend EugeneJan 18
6:00 p.m.
UO Innovation Hub
Job Search Group
Jan22
Job Search GroupJan 22
12:00 p.m.
White Stag Block
Winter Networking Night
Feb12
Winter Networking NightFeb 12
6:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Internship and Career Fair
Feb13
Internship and Career FairFeb 13
12:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Alisa Roth, author of Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness
Mar12
Alisa Roth, author of Insane: America’s...Mar 12
7:30 p.m.
Straub Hall
What is Technology?
Apr11
What is Technology?Apr 11
White Stag Block

 

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