Join us on Thursday, October 5 in the Journalism Hub (4th floor of the Integrative Learning Center) to hear ESPN writer Katie Barnes discuss their new book “Fair Play: How Sports Shape the Gender Debates” with ESPN’s Jena Janovy.

On Wednesday, October 4, from 4-6 p.m., the UMass Amherst Libraries will present the 13th Social Change Colloquium: "Fighting Legal Lynching in the South: The Alabama Case of Johnny 'Imani' Harris." Dr. Tom Gardner will present a talk and moderated discussion of the history of the case.

Journalism Professor Kathy Roberts Forde was a recipient of the 2023 SBS Outstanding Research Award. Forde was recognized for her scholarly accomplishments, and in particular her co-edited book, Journalism and Jim Crow.

Our Senior Spotlight features international journalism student Karan Chaudhary, whose resiliency landed him an NPR internship in Washington D.C.

Professor Karen List retired this past May after teaching for 35 years. With over three decades in the classroom, Professor List won multiple teaching awards, served as Department Chair for nine years, and mentored generations of students.

"Our department is dedicated to equipping undergraduate students with strong multimedia production skills, the ability to think critically and the capacity to serve as a force for responsibly telling stories that advance the public good."

Rodrigo Zamith, Department Chair

Read the Monday Memo to keep up with the latest from the Journalism Department.

Tours of the Journalism Department are offered Monday through Friday. To request a tour, please send us an e-mail.

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