The project was produced and developed by University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication faculty, staff and students:
Producers | Nicole Dahmen and Lori Shontz, SOJC faculty
Web administrator | Louie Vidmar, SOJC staff
Designer | Steven Asbury, SOJC faculty
Transcriptionist | Erin Hampton, SOJC journalism student
Video editor | David L. Morris II, SOJC doctoral student
Video consultant | Mary Popish, SOJC staff
Video consultant | Jesse Abdenour, SOJC faculty
IT specialists | Matt Schmidt and Tom Lundberg, SOJC staff
Scheduling assistant | Erika Vogt, SOJC staff
Transcription and video editing assistance | Shirley Chan, SOJC journalism student
Research consultant | Sami Edge, SOJC journalism student
Research consultant | Charlie Deitz, SOJC doctoral student
Special thanks to the Agora Journalism Center and SOJC faculty members Julianne Newton, Regina Lawrence, Andrew DeVigal and Mark Blaine.
Nicole Smith Dahmen is an assistant professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on ethical and technological issues in visual communication, with an emphasis on photojournalism in the Digital Age. Dahmen’s research is published in such leading journals as American Behavioral Scientist, Journalism Studies and Digital Journalism. She has presented more than 35 conference papers, with top paper awards at both the AEJMC and ICA conferences. She is on the editorial boards of Visual Communication Quarterly and Newspaper Research Journal. Dahmen received her Ph.D. from the School of Media and Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Lori Shontz is a journalism instructor at the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, where she teaches reporting, writing and sports media. She is faculty adviser for student chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association for Women in Sports Media, and she is co-director and co-founder of Writing Central, a peer-tutoring center. She entered academia after nearly 25 years as a journalist at the Penn Stater alumni magazine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Miami Herald. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Penn State, she also has a master’s degree in adult education.