Demystifying Media at the University of Oregon

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The ways we consume and create media and content are changing faster than ever. The Demystifying Media Series at the UO School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) explores the impact of these changes across the communications landscape, enabling u...Show More
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#35 The ethics of reporting on your own newsroom with the 2019 Ancil Payne Award Winners

30:00 | Jun 11th

Each year, the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication recognizes the tough, ethical decisions made in the newsroom and in the field—decisions that make a difference in the community but are often invisible to the public. The Anci...Show More
#34 Guest Lecture: How climate change can be part of any beat with Rosalind Donald

50:15 | Jun 3rd

This podcast is a recording of a guest lecture given by journalism scholar Rosalind Donald at the University of Oregon. In her talk, Rosalind discusses how journalists in Miami are reporting on climate change in a way that brings in concerns such as ...Show More
#33 Guest Lecture: How news organizations can fight misinformation with Mandy Jenkins

34:42 | Jun 3rd

This podcast is a recording of a lecture given by Mandy Jenkins at the University of Oregon. Mandy Jenkins is a John. S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Prior to this, she was Head of News at Storyful, the leading social news and insights age...Show More
#32 Guest Lecture: How Power and Privilege Shape Public Discourse with Sue Robinson

39:18 | Jun 3rd

This podcast is a recording of a lecture given by scholar and author Sue Robinson at the University of Oregon. Learn more about her visit to the University of Oregon here: https://demystifying.uoregon.edu/2019/04/05/demystifying-how-power-and-privil...Show More
#31 Guest Lecture: The music business as a petri dish for journalism innovation with Cherie Hu

58:26 | Jun 3rd

This podcast is a recording of a lecture given by award-winning freelance journalist Cherie Hu at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. View the presentation from this lecture here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/...Show More
#30 Understanding power and privilege with Sue Robinson

24:30 | May 30th

The SOJC welcomes journalism researcher Sue Robinson to this episode of the Demystifying podcast. Sue joined the faculty at UW-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in January 2007 and now holds the Helen Firstbrook Franklin Professor...Show More
#29 Guest Lecture: Knowing & Checking Your Data with Jennifer LaFleur

46:20 | May 25th

This episode is a recording Jennifer LaFleur's Demystifying Medi, which she gave to an audience of students and faculty at the University of Oregon on May 9. See the slides from Jennifer's talk here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1b3YVhOA...Show More
#28 Knowing and checking your data with Jennifer LaFleur

26:43 | May 18th

Joining us for this podcast is Jennifer LaFleur, data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop and an instructor of data journalism at American University. Previously, LaFleur was a senior editor at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Rep...Show More
#27 How news organizations can fight misinformation with Mandy Jenkins

27:26 | May 16th

In this episode we interview Mandy Jenkins, a John. S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University who prior to this was the first editor-in-chief at Storyful, the leading social news and insights agency. There she managed a team of 60+ social journalists w...Show More
#26 Guest Lecture: An Evening with Tom Bowman

58:44 | May 16th

This podcast features a facilitated public Q&A with NPR National Desk reporter Tom Bowman at the University of Oregon. This event was facilitate and co-sponsored by NPR affiliate station KLCC. You can learn more about this event here: https://demyst...Show More
#25 How climate change can be part of any beat with Rosalind Donald

29:55 | May 9th

Joining us for this podcast is Rosalind Donald, a PhD candidate in communications at Columbia University researching community understanding of climate change in Miami. Her work focuses on the way the city’s politics, infrastructure and environment ...Show More
#24 How the music business is a petri dish for journalism innovation with Cherie Hu

30:12 | Apr 17th

In this episode of the Demystifying Podcast, University of Oregon journalism professor and host Damian Radcliffe interviews Cherie Hu, an award-winning freelance journalist whose work focuses on the intersection of music, media and technology. In add...Show More
#23 The evolution of journalism with Tom Bowman and Brigid Schulte

41:09 | Mar 12th

In this podcast we're joined by NPR National Desk reporter Tom Bowman and Brigid Schulte, director of the Better Life Lab at New America, for an engaging discussion about the current state of journalism. Bowman's previous reporting at The Baltimore ...Show More
#22 Google and Journalism with Richard Gingras

30:46 | Feb 20th

In this special edition, we are joined by Richard Gingras, Vice President of News at Google. He and host Damian Radcliffe discuss Google's role in supporting journalism, how the internet has disrupted the business model, and what skills young journal...Show More
#21 Business Journalism in the Digital Age with Alice Bonasio

29:48 | Jan 31st

This is the official Demystifying Media podcast. In this podcast, host Damian Racliffe sat down with Tech Trends Editor Alice Bonasio to talk with her about her path from tech journalist to entrepreneur. Follow this link to listen to the Demystifyi...Show More
#20 Guest Lecture: Business Journalism in a Digital Age with Alice Bonasio

41:12 | Jan 22nd

Join us for this special guest lecture by Alice Bonasio, Editor-in-Chief for Tech Trends, a website “showcasing the latest disruptive technology that is changing the world we live, work, and play in.” Alongside her work at Tech Trends, Alice is als...Show More
#19 Changing the Way We See Native America with Matika Wilbur(Swinomish and Tulalip)

29:01 | Nov 30th, 2018

Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) is one of the nation’s leading photographers, based in the Pacific Northwest. She earned her BFA from Brooks Institute of Photography where she double majored in Advertising and Digital Imaging. Her most recent e...Show More
#18 Guest Lecture: Why the Future of Journalism is Collaborative with Heather Bryant

34:04 | Nov 3rd, 2018

Join us for this special guest lecture by Project Facet founder Heather Bryant. Project Facet is an open source infrastructure project that supports newsroom collaboration with tools to manage the logistics of creating, editing and distributing colla...Show More
#17 Why The Future of Journalism is Collaborative with Heather Bryant

27:48 | Nov 3rd, 2018

Heather Bryant is the founder and director of Project Facet, an open source infrastructure project that supports newsroom collaboration with tools to manage the logistics of creating, editing and distributing collaborative content, managing projects,...Show More
#16 Guest Lecture: Segregation, Integration and the Sounds of Soul with John Capouya

47:58 | Oct 24th, 2018

Join us for this special 40-minute lecture with author and Professor of Writing and Journalism at the University of Tampa, John Capouya. This is an audio recording of a lecture. For copyright reasons, the lecture presentation images could not be inc...Show More
#15 Guest Lecture: Stories By, Through, and About Algorithms with James T. Hamilton

43:45 | Oct 24th, 2018

Join us for a special 40-minute lecture with Stanford University Journalism Program Director, James T. Hamilton. This is an audio recording of a lecture. The lecturer used visual tools that could not be captured in the audio recording. Changes in...Show More
#14 Israeli Media and Threats to Israeli Press Freedoms with Alan Abbey

23:00 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Alan D. Abbey is director of media at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, which he joined in 2008 after a 30-year career in journalism in the United States and Israel. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the SOJC. He founded Ynetnews...Show More
#13 How Journalists Can Rebuild Trust with Joy Mayer

24:59 | Jul 21st, 2018

Joy Mayer is the director of The Trusting News project, which researches news consumers and then helps journalists earn trust and demonstrate credibility. She is an adjunct faculty member at The Poynter Institute and the University of Florida and is...Show More
#12 Reporting in Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela with Will Grant

30:49 | Jul 14th, 2018

Will Grant is one of the UK’s leading broadcast journalists on Latin American affairs. He has been the BBC’s Correspondent in Cuba since late 2014, shortly before the announcement of the re-establishment of diplomatic ties with the United States. In ...Show More
#11 Why 'Solutions Journalism' Matters with David Bornstein

36:29 | May 22nd, 2018

David Bornstein is CEO and co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which works to establish the practice of solutions journalism — rigorous reporting that examines responses to social problems — as an integral part of mainstream news. He has...Show More
#10 Documenting Chicago's Persistent Gun Violence with E. Jason Wambsgans

26:46 | Mar 12th, 2018

2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer E. Jason Wambsgans is a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune, where he has spent the last 15 years covering stories that have taken him from the vanishing rainforests of Madagascar to the war in Afghanist...Show More
#9 Segregation, Integration and the Sounds of Soul with John Capouya

29:09 | Mar 12th, 2018

Professor Capouya specializes in teaching journalism and other forms of nonfiction writing. He is a former reporter and editor at The New York Times, Newsweek, New York Newsday and Smart Money magazines. His latest book, Florida Soul: From Ray Cha...Show More
#8 Stories by, through, and about algorithms with James T Hamilton

21:40 | Mar 9th, 2018

Changes in media markets have put local investigative reporting particularly at risk. But new combinations of data and algorithms may make it easier for journalists to discover and tell the stories that hold institutions accountable. Based on his boo...Show More
#7 Why People “Fly from Facts” with Troy Campbell

33:13 | Dec 15th, 2017

Troy Campbell is a design psychologist, which means he uses psychology to design better experiences, communications, and education. He is an expert in consumer behavior, marketing social psychology, political psychology, and scientific communication....Show More
#6 Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Toxic Tech with Sara Wachter-Boettcher

24:58 | Nov 21st, 2017

Sara Wachter-Boettcher is a content strategy and user experience expert who has worked on the web since she graduated from the SOJC (Magazine, 2005). As the principal of Rare Union, she’s led projects and facilitated workshops for Fortune 100 corpora...Show More
#5 Where Data Journalism Comes From with C. W. Anderson

22:30 | May 17th, 2017

C. W. Anderson is an associate professor at the College of Staten Island (CUNY) and incoming professor of media and communication at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Rebuilding the News: Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age and Jou...Show More
#4 The Flattening of News, with Stacy-Marie Ishmael

27:02 | May 12th, 2017

In this episode Damian sits down with Stacy-Marie Ishmael. Ishmael is a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. She will be spending the 2016–17 academic year researching the challenges newsrooms face in adapting to the rise of the mobile-only...Show More
#3 The Future of Local Newspapers with Christopher Ali

14:23 | Mar 13th, 2017

Christopher Ali is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. His research interests focus on communication policy and regulation, critical political economy, critical geography, comparative media systems, localism, and local news. Ali ha...Show More
#2 Social Media Use in the Arabian Gulf with Sarah Vieweg

18:35 | Mar 7th, 2017

Sarah Vieweg is a social scientist and experience researcher at Facebook whose research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction, computer-mediated communication, and computer-supported cooperative work. She researches how citizens of A...Show More
#1 Visual Journalism in the Age of Trump with Nikki Usher

21:12 | Mar 1st, 2017

What does Trump’s election mean for data and visual journalism? Dr. Nikki Usher, Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, explored this topic as she discussed her new book, "Interactive Journalism: Hacker...Show More