News from the School of Journalism and Communication

Find out what SOJC students, faculty, and alumni are up to on campus, on the national stage, and beyond.

New advertising and design instructor Kym Rohman brings her creative perspective as well as years of experience designing for large and small companies, agencies and nonprofits to her SOJC classes.
The SOJC’s Internship Support Fund allowed advertising senior Jose Carrillo to get confidence and experience as an intern for the Pivot Group, a Portland ad agency focused on nonprofit work.
SOJC alumni Eric and Betty Staniak met in class at UO. Now they support students, faculty, facilities and programs in Portland with an endowment focused on journalism and media technology.
Through the donor-funded programs like the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism and the Catalyst Journalism Project, Professor Nicole Dahmen prepares the next generation of Oregon journalists.
Journalism alum Bonnie Shelton explains how SOJC faculty helped prepare her for her job overseeing all communications for the City of Boise’s 96 parks and 210 miles of trails.
Multimedia Journalism Master’s alum Rita Sabler ’23 paired her digital art with animation skills she learned at the SOJC to create a beautiful and moving documentary about global funeral practices.
Journalism instructor and Eugene Weekly editor Camilla Mortensen discusses the paper’s collaboration with the SOJC’s Catalyst Journalism Project on OPB’s “Think Out Loud.”
In the Washington Post, media studies professor and Colombian native Diego Cortes said that while it’s good the series stars Colombian actors, it regurgitates tired stereotypes.
Doctoral candidate Nahla Bendefaa began researching how political regimes affect media in different countries after comparing her experiences as a journalist in Morocco to her experiences in the U.S.
Doctoral candidate Ivy Fofie was a successful journalist and PR pro in Ghana. Now she’s fulfilling her dream of becoming a researcher while uncovering women’s unrecognized contributions to media.