Andrew DeVigal, School of Journalism and Communication

Andrew DeVigal, Chair in Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement

Practice Areas: Consumer Behavior, Health Care, Social Media, Trends, Journalism

Andrew DeVigal is an academic expert in social media, specifically consumer behavior, trends, and civic engagement. He is especially interested in the use of social media to inform and move people to action on social issues. At the University of Oregon, he is the first professor of practice in the School of Journalism and Communication. An Emmy Award-winning multi-platform news producer and editor, Andrew is the Co-Founder of A Fourth Act and curator of Interactive Narratives. As an innovator and expert strategist in social media, his focus is placed on the relationship between media and society. His efforts strengthen the utility of media by interpreting and refining its use by the public.

Contact: | 541-346-9134 | @drewvigal 


Recent Media:
With Elon Musk's bid for Twitter, there's more at stake than freedom of speech (MarketWatch, April 27, 2022)
The First Responders (Columbia Journalism Review, winter 2020)
Curating engagement-related COVID-19 resources (Medium, April 14, 2020)
How a new platform will develop a more participatory process for journalism (Knight Foundation, Sept. 14, 2016)
Tools and tips for engagement and crowdsourcing stories from #IJF16 (, April 8, 2016)
Robot journalism: algorithms are more of a tool than a threat (PBS MediaShift, May 21, 2015)
Turning data into civic tools: journalism, coders, students collaborate in portland (PBS MediaShift, May 11, 2015)
Q&A: Andrew DeVigal discusses his new role as inaugural chair of journalism innovation and civic engagement (University of Oregon, Sept. 2014)
3 ways to keep second screens secondary (Co. Design, June 12, 2014)
Smart readers are too distracted to dig smart content (Wired, April 4, 2013)