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Matt Moore

Matt Moore

Oregonian Media Group

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Matt's work combines: Journalism, Design, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Letters Editor

Letters editor. I also copy edit and design pages for the Oregonian's editorial board.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    University of Florida

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Desktop Publishers:

Graduate Degree: Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I was passionate about writing.

  • 2.

    Studied journalism at the University of Florida.

  • 3.

    Worked as a newspaper reporter in Leesburg, Florida.

  • 4.

    Decided I'd rather write, record, and perform music.

  • 5.

    Moved to Miami. Spent 10 years writing, recording, and performing music.

  • 6.

    Moved to Portland, Oregon. Contributed several musical compositions broadcast on Roadtrip Nation!

  • 7.

    Got a job at The Oregonian newspaper handling classified advertising.

  • 8.

    Joined editorial team as letters editor, continued writing music, published several works of prose.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    You should stick with one thing. You should stay in one place. You should make money. You absolutely must have a career plan and follow it to the bitter end. Always make more money.

  • How I responded:

    Regardless how much "noise" you hear from the outside, your internal voice - the voice that reminds you who you really are, what you really want to do - will always be audible. It may be muffled, it may be difficult to discern - but that inside voice will guide you. Learn to tune in. Focus. Understand that nobody knows you better than you. Follow your voice. Ignore the noise. With practice, all you'll hear is that which comes from within. Trust it. Defend it. Never give up. It's never too late.