News & Events

The Journalism Department is hiring two new colleagues: a tenure-track professor and a faculty advisor / lecturer. Those interested in applying to either position can do so online through UMass Amherst Human Resources.

Six superlative journalism alums will return to UMass for the Journalism Alumni All-Star Panel and dinner, which will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Campus Center. Ashleigh Barry of KTVK/KPHO in Phoenix, documentary film producer Bill Gallagher, Newsday reporter Makenzie Issler Rigg, PRI's The World editor Aaron Schachter, S.P. Sullivan of NJ.com and the Star-Ledger and Elisa Thomas, executive director of digital marketing at Clinique, will also visit journalism classes.

Journalism majors studying abroad during the Spring 2015 semester can apply for a $1,000 SBS Spring Study Abroad Scholarship. The application deadline is November 12, 2014.


​​"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 for the latest news from the Journalism Department, and find more events of note on the SBS events calendar from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.


Journalism Department
Integrative Learning Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Phone: 413.545.1376