The striking staffers of the Oregon Daily Emerald talked with UO J-School Dean Tim Gleason today. I’m anxious to read how that went. I worked for Dean Gleason at the J-School for several years and I know him to be a real advocate for student journalism. I remain hopeful that their conversations will be fruitful, all sides will be heard, and a fair resolution can be achieved. Everybody involved wants the Emerald  — and its staff — to thrive. This much I know.

Update from the ODE student blog:

Talks with Journalism school dean

March 5, 2009 by independentjournalist

Currently, six members of the Emerald’s staff are in a conference with the dean of the University’s School of Journalism and Communication about the strike.

They are Editor-in-Chief Ashley Chase, Managing Editor Allie Grasgreen, News Editors Robert D’Andrea and Rebecca Woolington, Photo Editor Dave Martinez and News Reporter Emily E. Smith. We’ll give you more information on how that turns out the second we get it.