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2021 Hall of Achievement Virtual Gala

Thursday, October 28 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Virtual Event

Join the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) in celebrating the 24th annual Hall of Achievement Gala as we honor the 2021 inductees, including the 2021 Eric Allen Outstanding Young Alumni Awards.

To ensure the health and safety of our guests, we are hosting this event as a virtual gala.


Watch the livestream with the SOJC community and connect on social media using the hashtag #SOJC21HOA.

This year’s virtual event is free, but please consider donating to the Hall of Achievement Scholarship Fund. HOA Scholarships allow us to support several SOJC students each year who have the potential to make an impact in our evolving fields.


2021 Hall of Achievement Inductees

  • Michele Matassa Flores ’85, Executive Editor of the Seattle Times
  • Ken Doctor, MA ’79, CEO of Lookout Local
  • Francis Kasoma, MA ’79 (posthumous), Professor at the University of Zambia, Global Expert in African Media Studies


2021 Eric Allen Outstanding Young Alumni Award Winners

  • Ryan Knutson ’09, Co-Host of The Journal Podcast for the Wall Street Journal
  • Jake Swantko ’11, Academy Award–Winning Cinematographer and Documentary Producer


The Hall of Achievement was established in 1998 to honor our alumni and faculty for exceptional contributions to their professions and communities. The SOJC created the Eric Allen Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2009 to honor graduates under 40 who have made a difference in their careers.


Questions? Please contact SOJC Event Manager Lena Freeman at

Event Type

Alumni, Lectures & Presentations, Free, Reception/Banquet, Signature Event


School of Journalism and Communication





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