Incoming editor of Jewish Review

Rockne Roll joins the Jewish Review May 1, 2023, as the incoming editor of the bi-weekly e-newspaper published by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. He will work alongside editor Deborah Moon until her retirement on June 1.
“We are delighted to welcome Rockne to the Jewish Review as our new editor,” says JFGP President and CEO Marc Blattner. “He has big shoes to fill following Deb, but he is excited to continue the work to bring Jewish news to our community.”
Rockne earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Oregon State University in 2010 and in 2012 a master’s in journalism from the University of Oregon. 
After graduating from UO, Rockne spent 18 months at his hometown paper, the News-Times in Newport, Ore., covering city government, education and sports while also working as the paper’s photographer. He moved to McMinnville in 2014 to work at the News-Register, covering sports, tourism and the wine industry, while also working as a photographer and videographer.
In 2018, Rockne and his wife, Emily, moved to Seattle where he began a career as a freelance journalist before returning to Oregon in 2019. His clients have included The Oregonian, the Bend Bulletin, Willamette Week, and Baseball America magazine.
“Rockne’s extensive experience as a journalist and storyteller make him an excellent choice to continue the important work of the Jewish Review,” says Deborah. “He eloquently shared his experiences connecting with the Jewish community during the interview process.”
He has won awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, the National Newspapers Association and the National Press Photographers Association. 
“It’s an honor to join the Jewish Federation and to tell the stories of Portland’s vibrant Jewish community,” says Rockne. “In today’s world, these stories are more important than ever, and I’m looking forward to really immersing myself in them.”
Beginning May 1, Rockne can be reached at or 503-892-7404.


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