Regina Lawrence, Agora Journalism Center

Regina Lawrence

Associate Dean, SOJC Portland
Research Director, Agora Journalism Center
Practice Areas: Civic Engagement, Voting Behavior, Political Communication, Journalism Innovation

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Regina Lawrence is a nationally recognized academic expert in civic engagement, journalism innovation, political communication and gender and politics. Her latest report which she co-authored, "Assessing Oregon’s Local News & Information Ecosystem 2022," focuses on the role of local news in the civic health of communities. Regina wrote a book about Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. She is currently the editor of the journal Political Communication. She can also speak to how candidates and reporters use social media as well as the current controversies over police use of force.

Recent Media:
Why local news matters (The Seattle Times, Nov. 22, 2023)
Tucker Carlson, Don Lemon and Jeff Shell lost their TV news jobs. Misogyny has a lot to do with it, experts say. (The 19th, April 26, 2023)
UO study highlights local news gaps, how to boost Oregon’s ‘civic information infrastructure (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Nov. 1, 2022)
We mapped local news in Oregon. Here’s how it can be stronger. (Poynter, Oct. 26, 2022)
Combatting disinformation (Taylor & Francis, Sept. 14, 2022)
The media is awash in Trump coverage...again (CNN, June 18, 2022)
SOJC experts weigh in on media coverage of Ukraine war (Around the O, March 14, 2022)
How media coverage, propaganda and COVID-19 are influencing the 2020 election (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oct. 9, 2020)
When media rely on what police say, they miss key truths about crime, black communities | Will Bunch (The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 18, 2020)
Trump is about to face the first social media impeachment (Mic, Nov. 14, 2019)
How the Florida School Shooting Turned Into a Gun-Control Movement (The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 23, 2018)
When Our Trusted Storytellers Are Also the Abusers (The New York Times, Nov. 30, 2017)
My View: Media must adapt, engage in Trump era (Portland Tribune, Jan. 19, 2017)
Clinton, Trump and gender dynamics pose ‘unprecedented political spectacle' at presidential debate (The Dallas Morning News, Sept. 23, 2016)