Journalism Program Student Work

We believe the learning process isn’t complete until you practice your skills out in the world. SOJC journalism students hone their skills through real-world, hands-on learning opportunities at internships, publications, student organizations, and more. By the time they graduate, our students have portfolios full of published work. Check out some of their projects:

A SOJC contingent of students and faculty attended World Press Freedom Day in Santiago, Chile, where student reporters produced blogs, podcasts and photography for the UO-UNESCO Crossings website.
Eden McCall, a journalism and spatial data science major, channels her curiosity into science communication projects like interpretive mapping and researching endangered frogs.
SOJC student Kayla Krueger, a KWVA DJ and guitar player in the group GrrlBand, experienced a lot of gender bias in the music industry. So she wrote her honors thesis on hegemonic patriarchy.
SOJC journalism student Julia Boboc shares the skills she learned reporting on immigrants for a school project. Read her tips on interviewing, confidence-building, and telling a compelling story.
After an embezzlement forced the alternative paper Eugene Weekly to cease publication, the SOJC's Catalyst Journalism Project sent 10 student reporters to help cover the news.
Through the SOJC’s Catalyst Journalism Project, students get real-world experience writing for local news outlets, like Eugene Weekly, The Lund Report and OPB, while filling widening news gaps.
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.”
Elizabeth Yost, a student journalist in the SOJC’s Catalyst Journalism Project, led the effort to collect responses from Oregon’s school districts in this partnership with OPB and The Lund Report.  
SOJC graduate Abby Sourwine secured an esteemed Snowden internship and a summer in Astoria covering local news and discusses the experience in this article.
Wesley Lapointe won a $10,000 award in the 63rd National Writing, Photojournalism, Audio, Television and Multimedia Championships presented by the Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program.