The last day of the Fall 2017 semester is Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Final examinations will begin Thursday, Dec. 14 and end Wednesday, Dec 20. Check SPIRE for final exam times and locations.

Registration for the Spring 2018 semester is now ongoing. Peruse the course schedule for many Journalism classes still available and email advisors Abby Bliss (last names A-K) or Beth Wallace (last names L-Z) if you'd like to make an advising appointment.

Senior Bryan Bowman recieved the Rising Researchers Award from UMass. In February 2017, Bowman and advisor Kathy Forde co-authored an article, "Exploiting Black Labor After the Abolition of Slavery," that was published in The Conversation and republished by national news outlets. 

All graduating seniors are encouraged to apply to be the 2018 Student Speaker at Undergraduate Commencement. Proposals must be of general interest to graduating seniors and their guests and may address academic and extra-curricular experiences. The deadline to submit is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. Proposals should be sent to Rebecca Dufault.

UMass Amherst Journalism Alumni,  join our LinkedIn alumni group page to be kept up-to-date on what is happening in the Journalism Department and to connect with fellow alumni.

"We draw on proud journalistic traditions so our students can tell the stories of our community bravely, ethically and creatively."

Brian McDermott, Department Chair

Read the Monday Memo for the latest news and events in the Journalism Department.

Check out this column written by Shaheen Pasha for the Dallas Morning News, "It's time for Muslims to talk about sexual misconduct among our Islamic preachers."

Journalism Department
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650 North Pleasant Street
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003