Author Archives: Jody Canaday

Connecting a Community

Churchill Sports Park sits in the center of a community.  If you stand at the top of the skate park and look north, towards 18th Avenue, you’ll see Winston Churchill High School.  Looking east, the Churchill Market and Rivalz Sports … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Skepticism

Staff and graduate students doubt journalistic intentions. By: Jody Canaday Modern journalism is often criticized for its lack of objectivity.  A recent survey conducted on the University of Oregon campus revealed that 90 percent  of staff members and graduate students … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: The Runaway General

The now infamous Rolling Stone article, The Runaway General, at first reads like a profile.  The opening line, “How’d I get screwed into going to this dinner?”, is a direct quote from Gen. McChrystal.   The quote introduces a theme of … Continue reading

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Rivalz Bar & Grill

The black and white checkerboard tiles provide a foundation for nostalgia.  It wouldn’t be completely shocking to see Henry Winkler banging on the digital jukebox, which sits on the left-hand wall of the diner as soon as you walk in … Continue reading

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Learning to Report: A Slow, Sometimes Agonizing Process

It’s still difficult to walk up to strangers and ask them questions.  You’ve been constantly repeating that phrase that you haphazardly threw together since you found out that you were going to have to do that task that so many … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Chestnut still top dog; Kobayashi arrested

Chestnut still top dog; Kobayashi arrested The opening graf of the Associated Press report is meant to make the reader aware that the annual hot dog eating contest on Coney Island didn’t go as planned.  The next graf is the … Continue reading

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Graffiti Tag ‘No Love’ Popping Up Around Eugene

People in the Churchill neighborhood in Eugene Oregon have been noticing a new graffiti tag gaining popularity around their community parks and other public areas.  Teenagers have been littering the community  with the tag community members were calling the ‘No … Continue reading

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Eugene Oregon’s Churchill Neighborhood

by: Jody Canaday Reporting 1 sent us out today to take a few photos of our assigned neighborhoods.  My group will be covering Churchill for the duration of summer session. We decided to chase road signs down Hawkins Lane that … Continue reading

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Media Analysis: Hollywood puts a spin on Rhee’s rocky tenure

by: Jody Canaday “Hollywood puts a spin on Rhee’s rocky tenure” During the Washington Post article, “Hollywood puts a spin on Rhee’s rocky tenure”, Post reporter Bill Turque effectively sets up a scene that should remind the reader of a … Continue reading

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World Cup Fever Heating Up in Eugene

Local Oregonians are contributing to the growing stateside interest of arguably the world’s most popular sport.  U.S. viewership of this summer’s World Cup is up by 75% over the 2006 cup that took place in Germany.

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