News & Events

Save the date! The entire UMass Journalism community will celebrate the start of the academic year at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in N151 of the Integrative Learning Center. All students are required to attend, but you wouldn't want to miss it anyway. Check out photos from last year's event

Join us for the day-long symposium "The Task of Witnessing: A Symposium in Honor of James W. Foley" Sept. 19 - 20. We begin with a screening of the film "Jim: The James Foley Story" at 7 p.m. in ILC S240 with a discussion to follow. The next day consists of panels and reflections on James Foley's work as a journalist and what it means to be a witness. Foley graduated from the UMass MFA program in 2003. 

Are you in high school and thinking about studying with us? Go ahead and contact us to set up a tour of our facilities and learn more about our department.

"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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University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

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