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2020 UO SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION YEARBOOK

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2020 UO SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATION YEARBOOK

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As COVID-19 forced in-person gatherings to be cancelled around the world, the SOJC took many of its popular events online, from guest lectures to our first virtual commencement. Meanwhile, SOJC faculty made the best of the virtual shift by bringing together top experts in the field to examine some of the most important topics of 2020.

31
events in 2020
5,000+
video views and virtual attendees
10K+
participants reached with SOJC virtual events

Eugene

13
VIRTUAL EVENTS
9
IN-PERSON EVENTS (PRE-COVID)
4,550+
VIRTUAL ATTENDEES
4
EVENTS CANCELED OR POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Portland

8
VIRTUAL EVENTS
1
IN-PERSON EVENT (PRE-COVID)
450+
VIRTUAL ATTENDEES
6
EVENTS CANCELED OR POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Beginning #LifeasaJGrad in a Year Like No Other

Forced into lockdown by the worldwide pandemic, the Class of 2020 celebrated a commencement that was different from all that had come before. Hear what graduating seniors gained during their four years at the SOJC and discover their hopes for the future in our student-produced commencement video.

Coming Soon: Landmark Virtual Talks in the New Year

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

The Challenges of Communicating About COVID-19 with Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 4-5:30 p.m.

Using the debate over the safety and efficacy of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 as a case study, Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson—the National Academy of Sciences’ 2020 Public Welfare Medal winner and co-founder of FactCheck.Org—will explore how to communicate the nature of emerging science around COVID-19 to the press and public in these polarized times. She’ll also make the case for more clearly explaining how we determine the quality of scientific evidence.

Richard W. and Laurie Johnston Lecture
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Science Communication Research, Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, and Wayne Morse Center for Law and Policy

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Watch Jamieson’s Talk on Disinformation in the Election

Nikole Hannah-Jones

1619 and the Legacy That Built a Nation with Nikole Hannah-Jones

Friday, February 19, 2021, 4:30-6 p.m.

This year’s UO Common Reading selection, “The 1619 Project,” is the New York Times’s Pulitzer Prize–winning multimedia initiative observing the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves arriving in America. During a panel discussion with SOJC faculty and students, award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones will explore the lasting legacy of Black enslavement on the nation, particularly how Black Americans pushed for the democracy we have today and how, despite our progress, we must remain vigilant in the vital fight against racial inequality.

Robert and Mabel Ruhl Lecture
Co-Sponsored by the SOJC and the UO Common Reading program, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Division of Equity and Inclusion, and Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

Exposé of Violent, Racist Posts from Police Wins Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism

In early 2019, Injustice Watch journalists Emily Hoerner and Rick Tulsky published “In Plain View,” an exposé of racist, misogynistic, homophobic, and violent social media content posted by more than 2,000 police officers around the nation. Despite the threat of a lawsuit that could shut down the small media outlet, Injustice Watch prioritized the public’s right to know the truth, earning them the 2020 Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism.

Examining the Election Through a Journalistic Lens

Public conversations around politics, the election, and the role the media play in both have grown increasingly divisive. Associate professor Nicole Dahmen and Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media Seth Lewis hosted “Journalism, Politics, and the 2020 Election,” a series of virtual conversations with SOJC faculty and other experts on topics ranging from gender and identity’s role in the election, to social activism, to connecting with rural communities.

Innovative Storytelling Is “Better Together”

When the pandemic hit, SOJC Portland faculty and staff put their heads together to find virtual ways to get their expertise out in the world. The result was “Better Together,” an ongoing webinar series where SOJC Portland faculty and special guests explore relevant storytelling themes in our rapidly changing world and how innovative communicators can use these themes to thrive in the future.

Hearst Demystifying Media: Navigating a Rapidly Changing Landscape

Navigating the evolving media landscape is a challenge for seasoned professionals and SOJC students alike. Each term, media experts and researchers visit the UO campus to explore the global impact of the media revolution and help blaze a trail forward. Although interrupted by the pandemic, the 2019–20 series covered a broad range of topics including disinformation in the election, the rise of esports, and social responsibility reporting.

Browse the Demystifying Media Playlist

Attendees explore the virtual What Is Information? cyberconference in Second Life
Cyberconference: What Is Information?

Each spring, the SOJC’s What Is…? Conference tackles a different topic related to media. In 2020, the What Is Information? Conference, held April 30–May 2, pivoted from an in-person event to a cyberconference. Over 150 participants, including internationally renowned scholars; graduate students from around the world; and artists, designers, and nonprofits dedicated to social issues, tuned in to Zoom keynotes and sessions for the conference, attended an online experience focused on Law Day 2020: Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy, and transported to Ethnographia Island in the virtual world Second Life to view the Networks Exhibition. Registration will open in early 2021 for What Is Communication?

Experience the Cyberconference

FINGERS CROSSED FOR 2021!

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