Gateway to Media

The Gateway to Media series of courses grew from a revision of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication’s curriculum and the need to teach students to be critical thinkers in the digital media environment and give them tools to begin producing work across media and platforms. I led the small group that launched Gateway and worked through many iterations of the courses to refine it while also keeping it responsive to change. This collaboration between faculty, graduate teaching fellows, information technology and advising staff, and students has had broader effects on the SOJC than just development of a course – we have a way of talking and sharing our teaching experiences and knowledge in Gateway that few other courses are set up to do.