Andrew DeVigal, School of Journalism and Communication

Andrew DeVigal, Endowed Chair in Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement

Professor of Practice, Journalism
Director, Agora Journalism Center
Practice Areas: Consumer Behavior, Health Care, Social Media, Trends, Journalism

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Andrew DeVigal is an Emmy award-winning storyteller with expertise in journalism innovation, community-centered journalism, media collaboration, and civic engagement. His latest report which he co-authored, "Assessing Oregon’s Local News & Information Ecosystem 2022," focuses on the role of local news in the civic health of communities. A constant connector and bridge builder, DeVigal’s leadership at the school has led to industry-recognized initiatives such as Gather, a platform to support community-minded journalists, and the Doers Gathering, a toolkit to drive community-driven solutions addressing pressing local issues. Previously, DeVigal was the multimedia editor at The New York Times where he directed the multimedia team and conceived and produced ground-breaking story forms and processes that continue to shape the industry today.

Recent Media:
A New Newsletter/Podcast Launches in Portland, Joining a Crowded Field (Portland Monthly, Oct. 7, 2022)
With Elon Musk's bid for Twitter, there's more at stake than freedom of speech (MarketWatch, April 27, 2022)
Amid an Uncertain Year, a New Vanguard Emerges in Portland Journalism (Portland Monthly, winter 2020/2021)
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)