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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
19
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. Learn more about our:

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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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The Experience Hub

Put your hands on the hottest tech, and see what you can create. The Experience Hub is where SOJC students will get to experiment with emerging technologies while building invaluable multimedia skills with the tools professionals are using in the industry now—and in the future.
When it opens in 2019, the new Experience Hub will have everything you need to become a powerful content creator, including:

  • Immersive media lab
  • Podcast studio
  • Social media analytics lab
  • Editing bays
  • Flexible spaces for collaboration

 

Learn About The Experience Hub

Immerse Yourself at the Oregon Reality (OR) Lab

The next media frontier is immersive, from 360 video to virtual reality (VR), augmented reality, and mixed reality (increasingly known as extended reality). We’re pioneering media-making and research with these emerging technologies at our brand-new, state-of-the-art immersive experience lab at SOJC Portland. Visit us to demo our VR platforms and tools, attend an immersive event, see student-produced 360 videos and virtual worlds, and learn about faculty research exploring such topics as the ethics of VR and how virtual worlds help people with disabilities.  

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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.

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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.

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Events

"White Lies, Grey Spin, and Ethics in Political Communication"
Oct18
"White Lies, Grey Spin, and Ethics in Political...Oct 18
1:30 p.m.
Allen Hall
UO Entrepreneur Founder Dinner
Oct21
UO Entrepreneur Founder DinnerOct 21
6:00 p.m.
Lillis Business Complex
Language as Action
Oct22
Language as ActionOct 22
6:00 p.m.
Eugene Public Library
JC Penney Suit-Up Event
Oct27
JC Penney Suit-Up EventOct 27
6:30 p.m.
300 Valley River Center, Eugene Oregon 97401
Real Life Conference 2019
Nov4
Real Life Conference 2019Nov 4
9:00 a.m.
White Stag Block
Fall Career Fair
Nov14
Fall Career Fair Nov 14
12:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
GEO Study Abroad Fair
Nov19
GEO Study Abroad FairNov 19
10:30 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century
Nov20
A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: One Family and...Nov 20
6:30 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center
Cross-border Interviewing and Story Development in Spain and Portugal: Info Session
Nov21
Cross-border Interviewing and Story Development...Nov 21
3:00 p.m.
Allen Hall
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources
Dec9
Suicide Prevention Training and ResourcesDec 9
9:00 a.m.
TBA

 

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