Journalism Advancement Council

Technology is changing fast, and it’s driving massive shifts in the fields of journalism and communication. The SOJC's Journalism Advancement Council helps us stay relevant. It keeps us on the leading edge. It tells us what real-world skills our students need to cultivate. These experts in the field are instrumental in ensuring the SOJC lives up to its reputation for excellence.

School of Journalism and Communication Journalism Advancement Council


Betty Staniak ’80
Senior Writer and Producer, State Farm Creative


Jon Anderson
President and Publisher, Random Length Publications

Scott Bedbury ’80
Founder and CEO, Brandstream, Inc.

Cameron Blanchard ’91

Barbara Blangiardi ’79
Senior Vice President, Strategies and Creative Partnerships, FOX Sports

Therese Bottomly ’83
Editor and Vice President of Content, The Oregonian

Julie Dixon
Co-Founder/Advertising (Retired), Sports Incorporated

Tonya Dressel '88

Shirley Hancock, BS ’80
Director and Trainer, GratiaPR
Contributing Writer, 1859 Oregon’s Magazine
Former anchor and reporter, KOIN-TV

Rick Jacobs
Executive News Director (retired)

Brock Kirby '08
Freelance Copywriter

Ryan Knutson '09
SVP, Media Partnerships - Dow Jones

Anne Marie Levis ’96
President, Funk/Levis & Associates

Jim Pensiero ’75
Deputy Managing Editor (Retired), The Wall Street Journal

Mark Pilkenton ’79
President, StoryMark

Scott Reames ’89
Content Director and Historian, Nike

Neal Rosen ’74
Owner, Rosen Communications

Jane Wildman '83
Board of Directors Combe, Inc.

Tracy Wong ’81
Chairman, Creative Director, WONGDOODY