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Journalism education was first introduced at UMass in 1915 by Robert Wilson Neal, one of the founding members of the Assn. for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Instruction was offered through courses by several professors in the English Department from 1946-1970. Prof. Howard Ziff facilitated the move of journalism into a separate degree program called Journalistic Studies (later called the Journalism Department) in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Early chairs included Prof. Ziff, Prof. Larry Pinkham and Prof. Jim Boylan. Norm Sims was chair for 13 years, ending in 2005. In 2005, the Journalism Department was moved into the Department of Communication in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and its status changed to a program within that Department. Since 2005, Prof. Karen List has been Director of the Journalism Program. In 2013, Journalism was returned to department status and Prof. Kathy Forde was hired to start running the department in Fall 2014. The Journalism Department also moved into the Integrative Learning Center in the summer of 2014. As of Fall 2017, Prof. Brian McDermott is the Journalism Department Chair.

Mission: "We draw on proud journalistic traditions so our students can tell the stories of our community bravely, ethically and creatively." Brian McDermott, Department Chair

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Check out #UMassJournalism Senior Lecturer Razvan Sibii's latest column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette about what life i...
11/04/2020
Razvan Sibii: Social etiquette in prison, in the time of COVID-19

Check out #UMassJournalism Senior Lecturer Razvan Sibii's latest column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette about what life is now like in San Quentin State Prison in California, the site of one of the biggest COVID-19 outbreaks in America!

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It is by now common knowledge that the United States is the world champion at incarcerating its citizens, both in terms of per capita rate and in absolute numbers.The good news, such as it is, is that the numbers have been trending downward for years...

Have you signed up yet? UMass Amherst provides students, faculty and staff with a FREE digital subscription to The New Y...
11/03/2020

Have you signed up yet? UMass Amherst provides students, faculty and staff with a FREE digital subscription to The New York Times. Sign up at www.nytimes.com/umass

How will you survive #ElectionDay madness? Check out #UMassJournalism Senior Lecturer Steve Fox's article in the Daily H...
11/03/2020
Steve Fox: Stop doomscrolling, and other election night survival tips

How will you survive #ElectionDay madness? Check out #UMassJournalism Senior Lecturer Steve Fox's article in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, where he offers some survival tips for what is sure to be a hectic day!

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One thing we know for sure about news coverage of election night: It’s going to be noisy. On a typical day (especially during election season) news is like a fire hose: It comes at us constantly and from all directions.Expect that noise to amplify...

Listen to the second episode from #UMassJournalism students in the Reporting for Radio and Podcasting class, who have cr...
11/02/2020
Pandemic Series Part 2 by WMUA News: Up to the Minute • A podcast on Anchor

Listen to the second episode from #UMassJournalism students in the Reporting for Radio and Podcasting class, who have created a three-part audio series for WMUA News examining the personal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our daily lives! ▶️ https://loom.ly/J1vtvYQ

In the second installment of our Pandemic Series, hear about the effects of COVID-19 on a family coping with online elementary schooling, on some small business in Massachusetts, and on a healthcare professional in Dorchester, MA.

We featured #UMassJournalism alum Daniel Rodriguez '15, NBC News Digital Associate Producer, in last week's #MondayMemo ...
10/30/2020

We featured #UMassJournalism alum Daniel Rodriguez '15, NBC News Digital Associate Producer, in last week's #MondayMemo and asked how life is after UMass!

"2020 has been relentless in terms of how much news there's been. That being said, there's never been a more important time to be a journalist. Every day I go to work knowing tens of thousands of teens and young adults are going to watch the content I produce on Snapchat, so I understand the importance of being fair and accurate. Being a journalist is not an easy career, but it is fulfilling and your work does make a difference," said Daniel.

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Are you ready for more Sports Talk LIVE on Facebook? Tune-in on Monday, Nov. 2 to hear #UMassJournalism Sports Broadcast...
10/30/2020

Are you ready for more Sports Talk LIVE on Facebook? Tune-in on Monday, Nov. 2 to hear #UMassJournalism Sports Broadcasting student journalists discuss professional and collegiate sports. Call-in at (413) 545-9982 to join the conversation! #UMassSportsJournalism

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NEXT WEEK: Senior Lecturer Jennie Donohue will represent the #UMassJournalism Department at the "Business & Beyond: Path...
10/30/2020

NEXT WEEK: Senior Lecturer Jennie Donohue will represent the #UMassJournalism Department at the "Business & Beyond: Pathways through SBS" session on Zoom at 4 pm Monday, Nov. 2. Come learn more about the new #PRconcentration and related industry careers! CLICK to Register: https://loom.ly/Y59dD2I

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Want to learn more about the new #PRconcentration and careers related to #PR? Join #UMassJournalism Senior Lecturer & Di...
10/29/2020

Want to learn more about the new #PRconcentration and careers related to #PR? Join #UMassJournalism Senior Lecturer & Director of the Public Relations Curriculum Jennie Donohue at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2 for "Business and Beyond: Pathways Through SBS" from the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences UMass Amherst's new Major to Career series. REGISTER NOW: https://loom.ly/Y59dD2I

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Learn more about the remote journalism, communication and chemistry classes #UMassJournalism student Rebecca Duffy ‘21 t...
10/29/2020

Learn more about the remote journalism, communication and chemistry classes #UMassJournalism student Rebecca Duffy ‘21 took this Fall!

Senior Rebecca Duffy shares her course schedule for her last fall semester at UMass Amherst: "I wanted to take fun and interesting courses that would challenge me one last time before I graduate."

Read all about Rebecca's her classes in our new blog: https://www.umass.edu/admissions/student-blog/2020/senior-year-remotely-my-fall-2020-classes

TONIGHT: Join #UMassJournalism alum Rahmah Pauzi '13, Malaysian video and multimedia journalist, from 8-9 p.m. Oct. 28, ...
10/28/2020

TONIGHT: Join #UMassJournalism alum Rahmah Pauzi '13, Malaysian video and multimedia journalist, from 8-9 p.m. Oct. 28, for the New Asia Cinema Festival via Zoom!

Zoom Meeting: https://loom.ly/43AuchI
(Meeting ID is 995 2546 0065)

She recently graduated with an M.A. in News and Documentary at Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University. Her independent documentary "Welcome to Malaysia," was produced as part of her Master’s thesis requirement and was picked up for distribution by Alexander Street (a ProQuest company) for the North American educational market.

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We’re so excited to hear from Assistant Professor Kelsey Whipple tomorrow! Don’t forget to RSVP! #UMassJournalism
10/27/2020

We’re so excited to hear from Assistant Professor Kelsey Whipple tomorrow! Don’t forget to RSVP! #UMassJournalism

What role does politics and cancel culture play in entertainment journalism? Learn this and more at Four² @ Four on Zoom at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Hear #UMassJournalism Assistant Professor Kelsey Whipple discuss her presentation, "When Everyone's a Critic: Constructing Authority and Identity in Cultural Journalism." 🗓️ RSVP NOW to attend: http://bit.ly/FourAtFour

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Meet adorable Fiona, the star of CNN Reliable Sources Newsletter! "Fiona reads the Daily Hampshire Gazette every day bec...
10/27/2020

Meet adorable Fiona, the star of CNN Reliable Sources Newsletter! "Fiona reads the Daily Hampshire Gazette every day because she's a big believer in the role local news plays in our democracy," said #UMassJournalism Professor Karen List.

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Students in Assistant Professor Kelsey Whipple's Reporting for Radio and Podcasting class have created a three-part audi...
10/26/2020
Pandemic Series Part 1 by WMUA News: Up to the Minute • A podcast on Anchor

Students in Assistant Professor Kelsey Whipple's Reporting for Radio and Podcasting class have created a three-part audio series examining the personal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our daily lives for WMUA News. Listen to "Pandemic Series Part 1" now! https://loom.ly/cwUSPqs

In the first installment of our three-part Pandemic Series, tune in to hear the effects of COVID-19 on study abroad experiences and Student Government Association elections at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the work being done on antibody therapy for COVID by senior bioscientist manager...

INTERNSHIP ALERT: The @BostonGlobe has open Summer 2021 internship opportunities! Full-time internship positions are ava...
10/26/2020

INTERNSHIP ALERT: The @BostonGlobe has open Summer 2021 internship opportunities! Full-time internship positions are available for 12 weeks in the news, sports, photography, business and design departments. Apply by Nov. 1 ⬇️ http://bit.ly/BostonGlobeIntern

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TODAY! 📞 CALL IN and JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Tune-in to #UMassJournalism Sports Broadcasting students LIVE here on Facebo...
10/26/2020

TODAY! 📞 CALL IN and JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Tune-in to #UMassJournalism Sports Broadcasting students LIVE here on Facebook as they host the next Sports Talk Live shows at 12:25 p.m. and 1:25 p.m.

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UMass Amherst releases the spring operating plan.
10/23/2020

UMass Amherst releases the spring operating plan.

UMass Amherst has announced the Spring 2021 Operating Plan, one that emphasizes a strong COVID-19 testing program and a strict adherence to public health protocols while advancing students’ academic progress toward degree completion.

In-person, face-to-face instruction for undergraduate and graduate students will be offered on-campus this spring in certain classes, labs and studios identified as requiring in-person instruction. First-year students may also be provided with a face-to-face instructional opportunity, although the majority of the teaching in the Spring Semester will be fully remote.

Specific cohorts of undergraduate students, whose academic success is most closely associated with on-campus learning and living, will be given the option to live on-campus for the Spring Semester. These cohorts include:

· Students enrolled in mandatory face-to-face classes
· Students dependent on the university for housing and dining, including international students, as well as students requiring specific academic accommodations or those participating in athletics
· First-year students and entering transfer students, enrolled in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Students who decline this invitation would join all other students who will continue to engage in remote learning from their homes or their off-campus residences.

Questions? Check out our one-stop guide of campus contacts: umass.edu/coronavirus/one-stop-guide-key-dates-and-campus-contacts

View the full plan here: www.umass.edu/spring

Last week's Monday Memo featured #UMassJournalism alum Elissa Borden - WCAX '19, weekend morning anchor for WCAX-TV, and...
10/23/2020

Last week's Monday Memo featured #UMassJournalism alum Elissa Borden - WCAX '19, weekend morning anchor for WCAX-TV, and asked how life is after UMass!

"Every hard day is rewarded with at least three good ones. Those hard days will make you want to quit, but it's all worth it when viewers reach out to you and tell you that your story helped them. It's a grind, but a rewarding grind... and it's definitely better than a desk job," said Elissa.

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Internship Opportunity! 📡 Amherst Media is currently seeking interns for its televised news program, Amherst Weekly Repo...
10/22/2020
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Internship Opportunity! 📡 Amherst Media is currently seeking interns for its televised news program, Amherst Weekly Report. Students can develop their journalistic skills while keeping the local #Amherst area informed and entertained! Email: Jeff Mastroianni at [email protected] to apply.

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Check out the last in a series of stories by #UMassSportsJournalism students! The Daily Hampshire Gazette features a col...
10/22/2020
Cross country season set for take off in uncertain fall

Check out the last in a series of stories by #UMassSportsJournalism students! The Daily Hampshire Gazette features a column by Nina Walat '21 and Jasmine Nelson '22, who take a look at how high schools are striving for normalcy while preparing for the cross country season.

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As the fall high school sports season gets underway, many aren’t sure what can be expected during a time that’s been defined by uncertainty.In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, cross country coaches and runners are striving for normalcy while...

TUNE IN ON MONDAYS for more Sports Talk LIVE right here on Facebook! Call in and talk with Sports Broadcasting student j...
10/22/2020

TUNE IN ON MONDAYS for more Sports Talk LIVE right here on Facebook! Call in and talk with Sports Broadcasting student journalists about professional and collegiate sports. #UMassSportsJournalism #UMassJournalism

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Internship opportunity for #UMassJournalism students! Bloomberg in New York City is looking for interns who are passiona...
10/21/2020
2021 Summer News Internship | New York, NY

Internship opportunity for #UMassJournalism students! Bloomberg in New York City is looking for interns who are passionate about telling stories in a variety of forms. From graphics to TV, to written articles on the Bloomberg Terminal. Gain hands-on reporting experience on markets, companies, economies, and governments. Click to apply for the financial news organization's Summer 2021 News Internship.

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Bloomberg News is one of the biggest financial news organizations in the world, leading the way in delivering news coverage in all its forms for the people with the most at stake. We report on the issues that matter to financial and business professionals - when they happen, and where they happen. I...

FRIDAY (10/23) at 1 PM: The Washington Press Club Foundation will host its third webinar, "COVID and Getting A Job In Jo...
10/21/2020

FRIDAY (10/23) at 1 PM: The Washington Press Club Foundation will host its third webinar, "COVID and Getting A Job In Journalism." #UMassJournalism students can gain practical insights into the changing culture and practices of media organizations as preparation for future job searches. Email [email protected] to register and receive the Zoom link.

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What role does politics and cancel culture play in entertainment journalism? Learn this and more at Four² @ Four on Zoom...
10/21/2020

What role does politics and cancel culture play in entertainment journalism? Learn this and more at Four² @ Four on Zoom at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Hear #UMassJournalism Assistant Professor Kelsey Whipple discuss her presentation, "When Everyone's a Critic: Constructing Authority and Identity in Cultural Journalism." 🗓️ RSVP NOW to attend: http://bit.ly/FourAtFour

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#UMassJournalism students, your dream #internship is just a click away in this week's #MondayMemo! Learn about internshi...
10/21/2020

#UMassJournalism students, your dream #internship is just a click away in this week's #MondayMemo! Learn about internships at The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Chicago Tribune and more! CHECK IT OUT! ▶️ http://bit.ly/MondayMemoOct19

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The third in a series of stories was published in Daily Hampshire Gazette by #UMassSportsJournalism student Daniel Coggi...
10/20/2020
From outdoor courts to COVID Zone, Amherst Regional adapts to volleyball changes

The third in a series of stories was published in Daily Hampshire Gazette by #UMassSportsJournalism student Daniel Coggins '23, who takes a look at how Amherst Regional Public Schools adapts to volleyball changes on the outdoor courts because of COVID-19!

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When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Amherst Regional High School to close off access to its facilities, it put the Hurricanes’ girls volleyball season in doubt. Luckily, an anonymous donor gave the school two outdoor volleyball nets.“They clinched the...

Kudos to The Massachusetts Daily Collegian sports staff and #UMassJournalism students, including Nina Walat '21, whose g...
10/19/2020
2020 Football Special Issue: They Want to Play

Kudos to The Massachusetts Daily Collegian sports staff and #UMassJournalism students, including Nina Walat '21, whose graphic and photos stand out in the 2020 Football Special Issue: They Want To Play. Give it a read! https://loom.ly/tdNCEkU

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STARTING TODAY! The Sports Broadcasting class will host 🎙️ live call-in sports talk shows right here on Facebook at 12:2...
10/19/2020

STARTING TODAY! The Sports Broadcasting class will host 🎙️ live call-in sports talk shows right here on Facebook at 12:25 p.m. and 1:25 p.m. every Monday, over the next four weeks. Hear what's on the minds of student sports journalists. Call in and join the conversation!

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Last week we featured #UMassJournalism alum Ethan Bakuli '19, identity reporter for the Burlington Free Press, in our Mo...
10/16/2020

Last week we featured #UMassJournalism alum Ethan Bakuli '19, identity reporter for the Burlington Free Press, in our Monday Memo and asked how life is after UMass!

"While I'm very fortunate to be a reporter, telling local stories about the pandemic and protests against police brutality, I think it's important to acknowledge that many journalists right now are simultaneously pushing their newsrooms to be more equitable and inclusive. It's good to see a lot of those conversations happening, and I hope they shape how we cover our communities moving forward," said Ethan.

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The Daily Hampshire Gazette features the second in a series of stories on how the pandemic has impacted high school spor...
10/15/2020
Golf season underway but no postseason dampers start

The Daily Hampshire Gazette features the second in a series of stories on how the pandemic has impacted high school sports. In this column #UMassSportsJournalism students, Dane Mulligan '22 and Spencer Kligman '22, take a look at golf!

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AMHERST — High school golf is underway this fall, but with the cancellation of the state tournament, the start of the season is bittersweet for both players and coaches.The MIAA made a number of modifications to the rules for the sport, including free...

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Sports Broadcasting class is proud to present Sports Talk Live! They're hosting 🎙️ live call-in...
10/15/2020

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Sports Broadcasting class is proud to present Sports Talk Live! They're hosting 🎙️ live call-in sports talk shows right here on Facebook at 12:25 p.m. and 1:25 p.m. every Monday, over the next four weeks. Stay current and hear what's on the minds of student sports journalists.

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$10,000 fellowship for an incoming journalism master's student interested in investigating global supply chains with the Global Reporting Centre. Applications due February 7th. Please help spread the word about this great opportunity.
If anyone is in Journalism 339, Video Content Creation, and would like to be in Journalism 392P, Writing for Public Relations let me know! Both classes are full and I would love to get into 339 but I am currently enrolled in Writing for PR. If anyone wants to essentially switch spots let me know!
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Hi Journos! Looking for a relevant/hands-on job post-grad? Western Mass News ABC40/CBS3/FOX6 (WGGB/WSHM) in Springfield, MA is looking for another News Producer! Being a news producer puts your broadcast skills to the test; write breaking news, work closely with your anchors and reporters, and work on putting out content both locally and nationally. Get the experience of a real newsroom, fresh out of school! The link to apply is below, it's quick and easy. Best of luck and happy writing! Come join us!
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