News & Events

Alumni, faculty and students gathered on Saturday, Sept. 26, to honor the late Professor Howard Ziff, the founder of UMass Journalism. Come visit the newly dedicated Ziff Gallery, where our students study, attend programs and visit daily with faculty. 

ESPN's Kate Fagan shared her writing experience with over 100 students on Oct. 1, 2015. See the photos from our event on our Facebook page and learn more about her acclaimed ESPN story "Split-Image."

Department Chair Kathy Roberts Forde will deliver the Cole Lecture in Contemporary Issues: Journalism and the Enduring Struggle for Racial Justice at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Communication Hub, ILC N301.  

"Journalism is a public good, and democracy cannot thrive without it. Our students learn journalism not only as a professional practice but also as a democratic habit of the heart and mind."

Kathy Roberts Forde, Department Chair


Read the Monday Memo to keep up with Journalism news and events. It will arrive by email every Monday for all students, faculty and staff. 

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