Journalism’s dead, huh? Nobody told Portland

I’m speaking to the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at UO’s Portland headquarters, in the White Stag Building, 70 N.W. Couch St. The topic is the so-called “death of journalism” and why it somehow missed Portland, where we have an abundance of great journalism.

Sign on buildingI’ll be talking about the 20 years I spent in Oregon newspaper newsrooms — half at weeklies, half at dailies — and about my transition to a flack for Mayor Charlie Hales.

I’ll also talk about being a novelist, and how the storytelling techniques in a newsroom, as a speechwriter, and as a novelist and more similar than people suspect. Storytelling’s storytelling. It ain’t rocket surgery.

If you’ve ever been curious about the UO graduate school program – which includes both strategic communications and multimedia journalism – this would be a good time to take a look.

UO School of Journalism and Communications

Open House, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, Turnbull Center, White Stag Block, 70 N.W. Couch St. Floor 3R. Register by Jan. 26. http://journalism.uoregon.edu/george-s-turnbull-center/

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

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