Online Faculty

Russ Juskalian

travel writing

M.A., Columbia University School of Journalism

Russ Juskalian is a freelance journalist and photographer who primarily covers science, culture, and international travel. His work includes writing, photography, and video pieces from around the globe-- the essential ingredient always being a good story. His reporting has brought him in search of: clues about addiction (at the New York State Psychiatric Institute's Meth Lab), the human spirit (along an abandoned rail line in the Cambodian hinterland), and the future of driverless cars (at BMW headquarters in Munich, Germany).

His writing and photography have appeared in: The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Newsweek, Wired, Popular Science, The Boston Globe, The Columbia Journalism Review, and other publications. He has been a guest on NPR's Talk of the Nation and On The Media. Combining writing, photography, videography, and Web programming knowledge (HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP)-- Russ is a proponent of an emerging, journalistic niche in which one journalist can travel on assignment and send back a complete package of reporting in multiple mediums.

Russ graduated from UMass, Amherst with a double major in BDIC (Journalism/Film), and Physics; he graduated with an M.A. in Science Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. When not on assignment, or teaching, you'll find Russ day-dreaming about his next story, or racing through Tyrol (on a bike in summer, on skis in winter) with a camera strapped to his helmet, and pen and notebook tucked in a pocket.

Journalism Program
108 Bartlett Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Phone: 413.545.1376
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