The School of Journalism and Communication offers the following student organizations.
Ad Society is a nationally affiliated organization that actively promotes the advertising profession through sponsorship of lectures, panel discussions and other opportunities for interaction.
Ad Team emulates a small ad agency, rather than a classroom setting. The group regularly participates in regional and national ad competitions. Contact advertising faculty for more information. Students selected for Ad Team take J 459: Advanced Advertising Campaigns for 5 credits.
Faculty Advisor: Dave Koranda
Allen Hall Advertising (AHA)
AHA is a student-run advertising agency comprised of roughly 60 University of Oregon students. Students oversee projects from start to finish, and clients can expect our teams to produce professional level work.
IR Futures is a student organization focused on business and financial communications. The group investigates emerging trends in corporate and financial public relations, investor relations, issues management, and public affairs. Members attend monthly meetings, sponsor workshops, and volunteer their time to broaden student understanding of the capital markets as well as personal finance issues that impact the community. We invite distinguished speakers from the financial sector to campus to facilitate an exchange of ideas and foster professional development among members. IR Futures is one of a small number of student investor relations organizations in the nation.
Booklandia.tv is a community where book lovers can discover and share videos on a platform devoted to storytelling. Created by SOJC students in partnership with Powell’s Books, the world’s largest independent bookstore, Booklandia.tv provides compelling content for anyone who’s ever loved a good story, including interviews with established and emerging authors, comedy, book reviews, news, and commentary.
Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM)
The Association for Women in Sports Media is a national professional organization that supports and advocates for women in sports writing, editing, broadcast, production, public relations, and media relations. Its goal is to promote and increase diversity in sports media. Our student chapter, like the national organization, welcomes members of any gender.
The One Club
One Club is an organization devoted to furthering creative excellence in advertising and beyond. They provide their members with many tools for education from publications, to blogs, to other media. They hold many annual events and competitions for professionals and for students.
Allen Hall Public Relations (AHPR)
Allen Hall Public Relations is a student-run public relations agency that enables some of UO’s best and brightest students to construct and implement campaigns for real clients. The agency offers a broad range of PR services, including marketing, advertising, electronic media, copywriting and graphic design using both traditional and online approaches. In addition to each team working individually for its client, the agency meets as a whole once a week during the term, often engaging in professional development workshops and hosting guest speakers.
Bateman Case Study Competition
The Bateman Case Study Competition is PRSSA’s premier national case study competition for public relations students, and gives student an opportunity to apply their classroom education and internship experiences to create and implement a full public relations campaign. Contact public relations faculty for more information. Students selected for Bateman take J 409: Bateman Practicum
Duck TV is the University of Oregon’s student run television network. Every aspect of the production from the music to the costumes is run by students at the University of Oregon. Students in Duck TV will gain valuable portfolio work and receive hands-on training from other students in a cooperative environment, all while receiving academic credit.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
PRSSA is the preeminent pre-professional organization for students pursuing careers in public relations and related fields. PRSSA is comprised of nearly 10,000 students at colleges and universities across the nation and abroad.
OR Magazine is an innovative, interactive student-produced publication at the University of Oregon designed for the iPad that features stories about Oregon people and culture.
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
SPJ is a national organization that promotes professional journalism through the sponsorship of various campus and school programs. It emphasizes professional development, freedom of information, ethics and diversity.
FLUX has a long-standing tradition of excellence. FLUX Magazine, the traditional way the world has experienced FLUX, is an award-winning print magazine that delivers gripping feature stories and stunning photos. FLUXstories is the next step, bringing the excellence of FLUX Magazine to the digital world. FLUXstories.com is a multi-platform media channel. Students can earn credit for participation in FLUX through J 475.
National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. It is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation.
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA)
NLGJA’s first chapter on the northwest coast, the UO looks to be a voice and conduit for other voices throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest in combining research, praxis and a drive for LGBTQ equality in and outside the media.
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Student Chapter
NPPA Student Chapter is dedicated to the advancement of visual journalism, its creation, practice, training, editing and distribution, in all news media and works to promote its role as a vital public service. The student chapter hosts workshops and events (on and off campus) focusing on building skills in visual journalism.
The Oregon Documentary Project
Oregon Documentary Project is dedicated to quality education through the production and broadcast of documentaries regarding Oregon’s history, society and culture.
Oregon News is a weekly live cablecast that students produce in J434 Advanced TV News. The show went live in 1993 “in order to get more of the standard chaos and urgency into the process.”
Oregon Voice publishes magazine-style interviews, articles, reviews, photography, poetry, drawings, short fiction, cartoons, essays and satire. Every issue of Oregon Voice is sprinkled with a sarcastic charm that is sure to leave no page unturned and no voice unheard. Oregon Voice was born in 1989 and is entirely student-run.
Emerald Advertising & Marketing
Emerald Advertising produces more than $600,000 in sales through print and digital advertising and other marketing services for Emerald Media Group. Student account executive assistants work with EMG Account Executives learn sales, build media plans and account planning.
The Venture Dept.
Venture Dept. is the Emerald’s creative agency doing video, photo, design, web development and strategy for University departments, student groups and small businesses.
Emerald Photo Booth
Emerald Photo Booth is the wildly popular event photography service run through Emerald Media Group, used by Greek houses, student groups and UO departments. Photographers and students interested in gaining management, entrepreneurial and business experience should inquire.
Emerald Media Group
Emerald Media Group is the award-winning, independent, nonprofit, student-run media company at the University of Oregon. EMG has served the UO campus since 1900. EMG publishes The Daily Emerald—a daily website and a weekly newspaper, Ethos Magazine—a student culture quarterly, Emerald Essentials—a suite of business department-produced special publications and also operates Emerald PhotoBooth—an events-based photo service. Many SOJC students find work at EMG as writers, reporters, editors, photographers and videographers, graphic designers or account executive assistants. For more information, stop by our offices on the third floor of the EMU or check us out online.
The Daily Emerald
The Daily Emerald is an award-winning newsroom that publishes both DailyEmerald.com, a real-time, 24/7 news website and a weekly newspaper. With a focus on investigative reporting, local UO coverage and community features, the Daily Emerald staff work hard to keep the UO community informed of the day’s happenings and the issues that affect students on a daily basis. The newsroom employs about 100 student reporters, editors, designers, photographers and web developers.
Ethos Magazine is a nationally recognized, award-winning independent student-run publication. Since its inception as Korean Ducks Magazine in 2005, Ethos has worked hard to share a campus cultural spirit with its readership throughout the University and Eugene community. It joined Emerald Media Group in 2016 and continues to expand its offerings.
Emerald Essentials is Emerald Media Group’s lifestyle publishing group run out of the EMG business offices. Essentials staff creates original content, native content and sponsored content that is published online and in a variety of business-focused special sections.
Emerald Studios is Emerald Media Group’s advertising & marketing video production department. Emerald Studios creates promotional videos, mini docs and custom video projects for UO departments, student groups and small local businesses.
Envision is a student-run publication focused on increasing education of environmental issues on and off campus. The magazine publishes bi-yearly print editions in addition to publishing online.
KWVA Campus Radio 88.1FM
KWVA is a campus radio station that produces news packages and broadcasts live on air. Students gain broadcasting experience including news and sports reporting and audio production.