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Lisa Heyamoto

Lisa Heyamoto is a narrative journalist and journalism educator whose research, teaching and creative work focus on community-building through storytelling. Before joining the faculty at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, she was a columnist and reporter at The Sacramento Bee and The Seattle Times, where she wrote about lifestyle and culture. Heyamoto cultivates the next generation of journalists by combining foundational skills with critical thinking and digital agility. She has won several teaching awards, including the Jonathan Marshall Award for Innovative Teaching and a Disruptive Educator Fellowship from the Tow- Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, and has been voted one of the best professors at UO. Heyamoto is co-founder of The 32 Percent Project, which explores what drives and disrupts public trust in the news media. She holds a master’s degree in literary nonfiction journalism and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 12
 

9:00am PDT