OR Media has its roots in the UO School of Journalism and Communication, and so does our team. We are made up of talented recent graduates and current students eager to produce the very best stories out there.
Nicolas Walcott – Managing Producer
In 2016 Nic graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s in journalism, specializing in multimedia storytelling. A proud video nerd, you'll find Nic demonstrating the finer points of interview lighting, geeking out over new equipment, and reading up on the latest industry advancements.
Erik Bender – Managing Producer
Erik, a ’12 University of Oregon grad, is an extreme sports enthusiast, former motocross racer, and avid outdoorsman. If a project requires camping or traveling to remote locations, Erik's on it. Not surprisingly, he's a big fan of GoPros and drones, and is working to obtain his drone pilot certification.
Maya Lazaro – Production Manager
Maya graduated with a B.A. in advertising from the University of Oregon in ’13. As one third of OR Media, Maya’s job is to create this space every term. This means identifying opportunities for meaningful class discussions, developing new partnerships and projects, and giving students the resources they need to fully invest in themselves and their careers.
Ed Madison – Faculty Advisor
Ed Madison is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the UO School of Journalism and Communication with more than 30 years of professional media expertise. His multi-faceted career began as a high school intern at the CBS television affiliate in Washington, D.C. during the Watergate scandal. Shortly after graduating from Emerson College in Boston he became a founding producer at CNN. His own subsequent companies have produced projects for most of the major networks, studios and record companies in Hollywood, including Paramount, MGM, Disney, CBS, ABC, Discovery Networks, and A&E.
Mark Blaine – Faculty Advisor
Mark Blaine is a Senior Instructor at the UO School of Journalism and Communication, and an award-winning writer, investigative reporter, and editor. His work focuses on storytelling and new media, and his writing interests have recently turned to he evolution of sports and rules. Over the past five years, he has worked to develop wiki-, blog-, and content-management-based systems for basic reporting and information gathering courses. He was previously the editor of Forest Magazine, a national environmental magazine dealing with public land policy issues.