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.

Atiba Jefferson, an American photographer, visited the SOJC as a guest lecturer. He shared experiences from his 25 years of skateboarding photography and answered student’s questions.
Regardless of your major in the SOJC, there is a club, student group or learning trip for everyone to enjoy. Read about one student’s experience with all four.
Law enforcement officers in Marion, Kansas, raided a local newspaper's office and a journalist's residence, raising alarms about potential infringements on press freedom. KCBS Radio spoke with Peter Laufer, professor of journalism.
In a story in the Daily Beast about Congressman Matt Gaetz’s role as a “reporter” on Newsmax, SOJC professor emeritus and former dean, Tim Gleason, explains the conflict of interest.  
An independent online crime publication in Lane County has started asking for readers to contribute money. SOJC journalism instructor Charlie Dietz comments.
Students in the Multimedia Journalism Master’s program took the unique approach of pursuing their class project as a group and told a meaningful story about longtime Portlanders.
As part of an interview series with 100 creative directors, Mehringer talks about his creative process along with some specific challenges of making great work for others.
In this story, Rolling Stone examines a radical evangelist’s work on college campuses and Whitney Phillips explains the conditions and trends around it.
SOJC student Kiasia Baggenstos writes about the joys of experiencing Accra and Ghanaian culture for the first time during her 10-week Media in Ghana internship.
When SOJC professor emerit and Hall of Achievement member Lauren Kessler, MA ’75, visited a Portland high school’s student newsroom, she discovered the future of journalism is still in good hands.