News from the School of Journalism and Communication

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Three Clark Honors College graduates from SOJC's class of 2018 say their theses helped them launch successful careers in the advertising industry.
Public health agencies often don't warn people about smoky air until it has already swept in, according to a study by researchers from the SOJC published in the journal BMC Public Health.
Social media can improve people’s ability to identify early warning signs of melanoma, according to a new study by SOJC researchers and colleagues.
In this video, SOJC Assistant Professor Diego Mauricio Cortés talks about his research exploring the rise of evangelicalism in Indigenous communities in Columbia, Ecuador and Bolivia.
SOJC Assistant Professor Whitney Phillips says that conspiracy theories about celebrities like Kate Middleton stem from a need to take control of “a really precarious, scary and unsettling moment."
Some extremists who are labeled “Christian nationalists" are actually “demonologists,” a faction of the far right that views liberals as satanic, says Whitney Phillips, SOJC media ethics professor.
SOJC PR major Ella Norton says her PR Campaigns class gave her the chance to work on a real campaign, which bolstered her portfolio and introduced her to PR professionals.
SOJC Professor of Practice David Ewald got help from his ad students to design the Hostage and Wrongful Detainee flag, giving them experience with advocacy advertising.
A recent study by researchers from the UO Center for Science Communication found that warnings about wildfire smoke have generally been reactive. In response, they've created a list of best practices for government agencies in Oregon and Washington when communicating about wildfires.
Journalism Professor Seth Lewis talks about his research indicating a disconnect between how journalists see themselves and how people see journalists.