Author Archives: Madeline Dickerson

About Madeline Dickerson

I am a recent graduate of the University of Oregon with Bachelor of Arts degrees in magazine journalism and cinema studies. I am currently interning at the "Chinook Observer" in Long Beach, Washington. I plan on pursuing a career in photojournalism and reporting.

Hosea Youth Services: A Cozy Retreat for the Homeless Youth of Eugene

It’s 4:30 p.m. now which means dinner will be served in 30 minutes.  In the basement of the Eugene Evangelical Church on 8th and Monroe in the Jefferson Westside Neighborhood, teens ranging from 14 to early 20s have been coming … Continue reading

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Whiteaker Loses Papa.

I had heard that Papa, of Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen: Southern Style BBQ and Blues Joint, 400 Blair Blvd,  had passed away earlier in the week. I decided to stop by the kitchen and record the loss of a neighborhood … Continue reading

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Studying Hitchcock might make you a better journalist

I recently read “How Alfred Hitchcock can make you a better storyteller,” a blog entry on the “10,000 Words: Where journalism and technology meet” blog by Mark Luckie.  I found it really interesting how Hitchcock’s filmmaking techniques can be so easily applied … Continue reading

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JWN association meeting focuses on tree planting

Last week I attended the Jefferson Westside Neighbors’ general membership meeting.  For each meeting, the association invites guest speakers to present to its members.  This month’s guest speakers were Rick Olkowski from the City of Eugene’s NeighborWoods Program and Jeff … Continue reading

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KVAL Encourages Neighborhood News

I recently saw a TV commercial done by KVAL promoting its neighborhood news feature on its website.  I decided to go check it out.  Many Eugene neighborhoods, minus Jefferson Westside, have their own pages.  Each page has important headlines for … Continue reading

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Protected: The Life of a Street Kid

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“What is Film?”

This weekend I attended “What is Film? Change and Continuity in the Twenty-first Century” a conference at the George S. Turnbull Portland Center.  I watched the keynote address by Stuart Cunningham and went to three different panel sessions. The keynote … Continue reading

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A Flying Leap

Today, I took a flying leap outside my comfort zone.  As I’ve written in a previous journal, I’m not a huge fan of putting myself out there.  I’m not introverted per se, I just like feeling in control and hate … Continue reading

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Want an “Oregonian” in Eugene? Wait Till Sunday…

I’d heard rumors a long time ago that The Oregonian was no longer selling newspapers in Eugene.  I didn’t really care at the time, because I’m not a huge reader of the Oregonian and when I do read it, it’s … Continue reading

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Small businesses struggle with bad economy

Whether you visit a dental office or a travel agent, it’s hard to find a business in the Jefferson Westside neighborhood not affected in some way by the current economic recession. With a county unemployment rate of 12.6 percent in … Continue reading

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