Andrew DeVigal

  • Director
  • Agora Journalism Center, University of Oregon

Andrew DeVigal holds the endowed chair in journalism innovation and civic engagement and is the director of the Agora Journalism Center, the forum for the future of local news and civic health, at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism & Communication. The center energizes research, teaching, and learning to foster pathways for public participation and transform how communicators and journalists inform and relate with their 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. Prior to joining the UofO, 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.