Meet our Journalism Program Alumni

Our J-grads build crossfunctional and transferable skills that can translate to a career in any medium, from digital and multimedia storytelling to documentary filmmaking. They also graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset that allows them to evolve with the industry, with many potential paths to success. See what some of our outstanding alums are up to now:

Networking with UO alumni and working for the student-led Duck TV station helped four SOJC students get news, sports and weather jobs at local TV news stations.
Sarah Mensah '87, an SOJC alum, was the first Black woman to become chief operating officer of an NBA team. Now she leads Nike's Jordan Brand.
Three Clark Honors College graduates from SOJC's class of 2018 say their theses helped them launch successful careers in the advertising industry.
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.
In fewer than two years after graduation, PR and journalism alum Carly Ebisuya ’21 landed her dream job as director of PR for the WNBA team the Chicago Sky. Find out how the SOJC helped her get there.
At the 30th anniversary of his death, OPB profiles SOJC Hall of Achievement member Randy Shilts ’77, a San Francisco Chronicle journalist who launched his career as an openly gay man.
Journalism alum Tony Aaron Fuller ‘05 makes his identity central to his work as a Tribal affairs communication specialist for the Oregon Department of Human Services.
UO School of Journalism and Communication alum, inspired by his mother’s sacrifices, holds companies and governments accountable with investigative journalism.
A lifelong love for storytelling led the Oregon native to carve out a path for himself as a full-time freelance journalist, educator and Black activist, telling stories that expose social injustice.
Duck fans will recognize journalism alum Nate Jackson’s voice as the live emcee for Oregon football and basketball. He took a wide-ranging journey to come full-circle back to UO.