News & Events

The first online summer session is underway, and the second session will begin on July 6. Student can sign up for Introduction to Journalism, Interviewing Skills for Journalists, Writing for Public Relations and Newswriting and Reporting. Online classes count toward the degree requirements for journalism majors, but all are welcome to enroll.

Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Visit our Facebook page for pictures of the May 9 SBS Graduation Ceremony, and check out the 2015 scholarship and award winners.

Aaron Schachter, class of '92, and Marine Olivesi won The Lowell Thomas Award for their work "Repercussions of the Arab Spring" with PRI's "The World." The award recognizes the best audio/radio news or interpretation of international affairs. 

"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


Take a video tour of our new broadcast studio in the Integrative Learning Center.

Journalism Department
S414 Integrative Learning Center
650 North Pleasant Street
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Phone: 413.545.1376