Showing 62 results for tag Media and Journalism

Conversation Project: Keeping Tabs on America

Recent revelations about government surveillance, including Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA documents, have renewed worldwide attention to questions around privacy. Why is privacy important? What are the uses of surveillance? What are the dangers? Independent scholar and writer Kristian Williams will lead participants in a conversation about the scope and consequences of government surveillance, as well as ethical and legal limits of surveillance practices.

Event | July 13, 2019

Grant-Funded Event: Connecting Threads

This is the first of several gatherings meant to connect young people with adults, especially those interested in art. One purpose of the program, funded in part by an Oregon Humanities grant, is to begin bringing creative young people into connection with the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans and with adults who can support their growth in the arts and in their lives. The other side of that purpose is to encourage young people to share their skills with the adults (e.g. their skill with contemporary technology). The Guild also hopes to have some impact on bridging the age gap in the community and begin developing strong relationships between the Guild and the schools. There will be a lunch and social from noon to 12:30 p.m. followed by an interactive program from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Event | May 18, 2019

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

On both national and local levels, Oregonians have seen how the news can both represent and misrepresent the facts at hand. From debate over local opinions on the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the discourse around “alternative facts,” it can seem difficult to find current and accurate information to use as we make decisions in our communities. This conversation, led by librarian Kelly McElroy, gives Oregonians a chance to consider their own practices and values around news consumption and find new ways to get the information they need.

Event | April 4, 2019

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | January 31, 2019

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

On both national and local levels, Oregonians have seen how the news can both represent and misrepresent the facts at hand. From debate over local opinions on the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the discourse around “alternative facts,” it can seem difficult to find current and accurate information to use as we make decisions in our communities. This conversation, led by librarian Kelly McElroy, gives Oregonians a chance to consider their own practices and values around news consumption and find new ways to get the information they need.

Event | March 14, 2019

Conversation Project: Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

On both national and local levels, Oregonians have seen how the news can both represent and misrepresent the facts at hand. From debate over local opinions on the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the discourse around “alternative facts,” it can seem difficult to find current and accurate information to use as we make decisions in our communities. This conversation, led by librarian Kelly McElroy, gives Oregonians a chance to consider their own practices and values around news consumption and find new ways to get the information they need.

Event | May 1, 2019

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | October 22, 2018

Think & Drink with Omar El Akkad

The 2018–19 Think & Drink series on Journalism and Justice continues with a conversation with reporter and novelist Omar El Akkad, author of American War.

Event | March 20, 2019

Think & Drink with Les Zaitz, Inara Verzemnieks, and Kimberly A.C. Wilson

An onstage conversation on journalism and justice.

Event | January 23, 2019

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | October 18, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | October 11, 2018

Think & Drink with Eli Saslow

Join journalist Eli Saslow, author of Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist for a conversation about how white supremacist movements are born and how they gain power.

Event | October 24, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | September 27, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | October 17, 2018

Conversation Project: Why DIY? Self-sufficiency and American Life

Are we as self-sufficient as we can be? As we should be? What are the pleasures and pitfalls of doing it yourself? This conversation investigates why we strive to be makers and doers in a world that provides more conveniences than ever before.

Event | September 25, 2018

Emerging Journalists, Community Stories

A new fellowship program pairs promising journalists with Pulitzer Prize finalists to explore Oregon stories.

Collaborative Projects | May 3, 2018

Emerging Journalists, Community Stories

A new fellowship program pairs promising journalists with Pulitzer Prize finalists to explore Oregon stories.

Magazine | April 27, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | April 26, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | April 28, 2018

Conversation Project: After Obama *POSTPONED*

Talking Race in America Today

Event | February 27, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | April 26, 2018

Conversation Project: After Obama *POSTPONED*

Talking Race in America Today

Event | February 22, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | March 13, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | March 30, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | March 3, 2018

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | January 7, 2018

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | January 16, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | November 9, 2017

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | February 17, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | November 1, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | January 14, 2018

CANCELED: History in the News

Discuss current events in historical context at a monthly roundtable with Mid-Valley historians, political scientists, and other experts. The topic of each discussion will be pulled straight from the headlines ten days in advance.

Event | October 19, 2017

History in the News: Oregon's Own History of Sexual Harassment, Abuse, and Assault

Discuss current events in historical context at a monthly roundtable with Mid-Valley historians, political scientists, and other experts. The topic of each discussion will be pulled straight from the headlines ten days in advance.

Event | November 16, 2017

Conversation Project: After Obama *CANCELLED*

Talking Race in America Today

Event | March 24, 2018

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | November 4, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | December 7, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | November 2, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | November 15, 2017

Conversation Project: After Obama

Talking Race in America Today

Event | October 17, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | October 22, 2017

Conversation Project: Beyond Fake News

How We Find Accurate Information about the World

Event | October 7, 2017

History in the News: Should Historians Be Pundits?

Recent editorials in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post have raised questions about whether and how historians ought to opine on current events and political issues. Are historians supposed to be apolitical? How should historians engage in political debate—if at all? This event is funded in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

Event | July 20, 2017

History in the News: Real Stories of "Fake" News

Accusations and allegations about “fake news" and the manipulations of “mainstream media” aren’t unique to America in the twenty first century. Join Willamette Heritage Center for a conversation about the history of journalism’s role in educating, empowering, and enraging Oregonians. This event is funded in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

Event | June 15, 2017

Stolen Land and Borrowed Dollars

Creative resistance bloomed in the lead up to the Vancouver Olympics. An excerpt from Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics by Jules Boykoff

Magazine | April 11, 2016

Trademark Offense

Bandleader Simon Tam explains his fight to trademark his band’s name, “The Slants.” Tam recently argued his case before the US Supreme Court. He won.

Magazine | August 11, 2015

A Return Passage

Reporter Putsata Reang and photographer Kim Nguyen share their stories of leaving their home countries as refugees, meeting as students at the University of Oregon, and returning to Southeast Asia as journalists. A film produced by Dawn Jones for Oregon Humanities.

Beyond the Margins | August 5, 2015

Full Circle

Two journalists return to their native countries to help other journalists express dissent.

Magazine | April 7, 2015

Magazine Podcast: Quandary

Talking about Ferguson, feminism, and filling out forms with Oregon Humanities magazine contributors

Beyond the Margins | December 17, 2014

The Late Show

Journalist Nigel Duara on the media becoming part of the story in the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Magazine | December 8, 2014

Feel-Good Feminism

Bitch Media cofounder Andi Zeisler wonders if feminism's pop-culture cachet has doomed the movement.

Magazine | December 8, 2014

Who's Minding Your Business?

A conversation with writer William T. Vollmann on privacy, surveillance, and hope

Magazine | March 25, 2014

Trapped in the Spotlight

What happens when quitting your job means quitting yourself? An essay by Courtenay Hameister

Magazine | March 25, 2014

In Search of the New

Editor Kathleen Holt on desire for the novel, the riveting, and the spectacular

Magazine | November 27, 2013

One Giant Step

Coming of age during the hopeful days of American space exploration. An essay by Dmae Roberts

Magazine | November 8, 2013

Who Cares About the Future of Music?

Opportunities and ethics in the age of Internet music streaming. An essay by Dave Allen

Magazine | November 8, 2013

Burning Bushes

When it comes to attention-getting spectacles, God is no longer the only game in town. An essay by Dan DeWeese

Magazine | July 25, 2013

An Anecdotal Glossary of Spectacle

M. Allen Cunningham sorts through our landscape of scandal, show, and distraction

Magazine | July 25, 2013

Fearful Beauty

Embracing both the wonder and terror of awe. An essay by Courtney Campbell

Magazine | July 25, 2013

Unforgiven, Unforgotten

A month before Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, I ensnared myself in stupid, late-night hijinks that landed me on front pages nationwide and nearly in prison in the rural Midwest.

Magazine | July 25, 2013

Monstrousness of Empathy

When a private tragedy becomes public property. An essay by Nancy Rommelmann

Magazine | July 25, 2013

How Courtenay Got Her Funny Back

Sexy has no place in the kill-or-die world of comedy. An essay by Courtenay Hameister

Magazine | December 5, 2010