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.
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A Journalists' Narrative
Agora Journalism Center to build Community of Practice Platform for Engagement Journalism
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Knight Foundation contributes $221,000 to support digital gathering space for people passionate about journalism and civic engagement.
What is media studies?
Find out what to expect as a media studies major.
Professor Deborah Morrison talks about the past decade of the advertising program in the SOJC, what she does as area director to help make the SOJC the best in the nation, and the proof she's seen throughout the years that our graduates are making a difference in the world.
This past school year, the SOJC hosted Professor June Woong Rhee as a visiting professor while he researched freedom of expression. Rhee’s research focuses on the thoughts and current events of hate speech on the internet in South Korea. The SOJC sends many thanks to Professor Rhee for his visit!!
Professor Janet Wasko and Ben B
Assistant Professor Peter Alilunas published Smuttly Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video, out in August, telling the history of adult video, including the players and actors, companies, and movies of the industry as it transitioned from theaters to home video beginning in the late 1970s, and the cultural consequences and regulations that followed.
Professor Janet Wasko and Ben B
Professor Janet Wasko and Ben Birkenbine, PhD ’14, edited Global Media Giants, out in June. Other SOJC contributors include Associate Professor Gabriele Martinez; William Kunz, MS ’94, PhD ’98; Teddy Workneh, PhD ’14; Mickey Lee, PhD ’04; and Assistant Professor Christopher Chavez.
Featured Student Work
Combined Culture’s “Am I Next?”
After the Alton Sterling shooting, SOJC student Chandler Carroll didn’t know how to feel. Then the Philando Castillo shooting happened. As a mixed-race suburban kid with tattoos and darker melanin, all he could think was, “That could have been me.”
Find out more about the making of "Am I Next?"
Rise again: SOJC students document resilience following a devastating earthquake in Nepal
“We can come back. We can come back to our normal life. And one day, we can rise again.” These are the words you will see when you first arrive at the "Rise Again" website created by SOJC students Kyle Hentschel and Sutton Raphael. The site is the culmination of their visit to Nepal to document the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that hit the nation in April 2015.
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