Tag: university of oregon

by Ben DeJarnette

“Redefining Engagement” is a special 11-part series on the progress, promise and potential challenges of community engagement in journalism. The series, produced by the Agora Journalism Center, will be published in serial this month by MediaShift. Click here for the full series. Some 1,500 miles northwest of the University of Oregon (UO) campus in Eugene, […] more »

by Ben DeJarnette

“Redefining Engagement” is a special 11-part series on the progress, promise and potential challenges of community engagement in journalism. The series, produced by the Agora Journalism Center, will be published in serial this month by MediaShift. Click here for the full series. On the last day of the Experience Engagement “un-conference” in Portland, Oregon, University […] more »

by Ben DeJarnette

“Redefining Engagement” is a special 11-part series on the progress, promise and potential challenges of community engagement in journalism. The series, produced by the Agora Journalism Center, will be published in serial this month by MediaShift. Click here for the full series. There perhaps was no journalistic buzzword more widely discussed in 2015 than “engagement.” […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

As Ben DeJarnette writes in the kick-off piece to this special series, “There perhaps was no journalistic buzzword more widely discussed in 2015 than ‘engagement.'” Natural, then, that we start 2016 with a series that is all about “Redefining Engagement,” produced by the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and […] more »

by Andrew DeVigal

My origin story is a tale of constant change. The most recent transition, from running the multimedia desk at the New York Times to chairing the University of Oregon’s Agora Journalism Center, is filled with many life lessons. I often describe this transformation as one of perspective: focusing less on how audiences interact with content […] more »

by Ben DeJarnette

On Wednesday evening, University of Oregon master’s student Stephanie Essin and her team began with a story idea about a dancing clown. By Sunday morning, they’d crafted a thoughtful examination of racial identity and gentrification in northeast Portland. “The story turned into something with a lot more substance than red noses and face makeup,” Essin […] more »

by Dan Reimold

Marcelo Rochabrun, the outgoing editor-in-chief of the Daily Princetonian at Princeton University, recently declared in a goodbye letter to readers: “It’s hard being a student journalist at Princeton these days.” The chief challenge he said “Prince” staffers regularly face is criticism and even threats from fellow students — not administrators, alumni, faculty or nearby community members, […] more »

by Katherine Krueger

There is an essential tension that occupies the space between professional journalists and journalism educators. Professionals who are siloed in either sphere can stigmatize or devalue the work happening in the other. This animosity is intensified by the constant push to assign blame for J-Schools falling behind on training the next generation of journalists. As […] more »

by Ryan Frank

The party, the pizza, the beer and a duck changed everything for our campus newspaper. On a warm October night last fall, 500 students celebrated the start of our Revolution. They sipped Revolutionale beer and swarmed the free pizza. They danced to the DJ and goofed off at the photo booth with the Duck — the […] more »

by Dan Reimold

Allegations of Ivy League hazing. Alice in Wonderland on LSD. A Biblical studies professor busted in a child predator sting. A student squirrel whisperer. A 280-pound black bear falling from a tree. And something called milking. These buzzwords and teaser descriptions factor into a few of the many viral creations published or posted by college […] more »