Part-Time Faculty

M Carey

Nancy Eve Cohen

Radio reporting and podcasting

Lecturer
M.P.A., Harvard University

108 Bartlett Hall,
413-545-1376
necohen@journ.umass.edu

Nancy Eve Cohen teaches Reporting and Writing for Radio and Podcasting. She helps her students learn to craft sound-rich narratives using conversational language and detailed sound.

Besides teaching, Nancy is an independent public radio reporter. Her stories have aired on National Public Radio, WBUR, WNYC,  VPR, the CBC in Canada, Marketplace and CBS Radio. She has also written for the Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal.

Nancy Cohen covers Hurricane Sandy in South Newfane, Vermont, on October 30, 2012.

Nancy has covered many major news stories including the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, the devastating floods after Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont, the tornado in Springfield, MA and the impact of the Gulf oil spill on nesting bird populations in Louisiana. She also was the Managing Editor of the Northeast Environmental Hub, a collaboration of 20 public radio stations.

Nancy began her journalism career in television, producing award-winning environmental documentaries and recording sound for network television.  Her TV work included a rare interview with Fidel Castro in Cuba and coverage of the war in Sarajevo in 1992.

After completing graduate work at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Nancy parlayed her sound recording skills into a new career in public radio; first as the overnight editor on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition in Washington DC and later as an editor of All Things Considered and NPR’s midwest editor.

She is part of the news team at Vermont Public Radio that received a first place PRNDI award for flood coverage in 2012. In 2008 she was named the Environmental Reporter of the Year by the Rivers Alliance of Connecticut. In 2006 she won the Enterprise Award from the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

She is most proud of the rare honor of having a cow named after her in response to her stories on New England dairy farming.

You can listen to recent stories she reported from Vermont here and here.

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

Phone: 413.545.1376