About J434: Oregon News

Winter 2008 class photo

Oregon News is the School of Journalism and Communication’s capstone class for broadcast journalism students. The young journalists produce a 30-minute weekly newscast.

Oregon News first aired in 1991 under the direction of Professor Karl Nestvold. Two years later, Professor Jim Upshaw took over supervision of the program. In 2008, SOJC launched Oregon News Update, a daily 5-minute newscast to complement the weekly news program.

The environment for Oregon News is a working newsroom. Students work under deadline pressure to research, report, shoot, write and edit individual stories for the updates and the newscast. In the studio, students produce and anchor live newscasts and weather segments.

The core emphasis of Oregon News is to help students become capable journalists with high journalistic and ethical standards. Oregon News airs on cable Channel 23 in Eugene, Springfield and surrounding areas.