Student Media

Journalism majors are strongly encouraged to get involved with the campus media. Students are welcome at all levels, first-year to seniors. The campus media are student-run organizations. You cannot get academic or internship credit for your work, but you do get invaluable experience that can prepare you for future internships and jobs.

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
113 Campus Center

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian is published Monday through Friday during the University of Massachusetts' calendar semester. The Collegian is independently funded, operating on advertising revenue. Founded in 1890, the paper began as Aggie Life, became the College Signal in 1901, the Weekly Collegian in 1914 and the Tri-Weekly Collegian in 1956. Published daily since 1967, the Collegian has been a broadsheet since January 1994. If you're interested in working at the Collegian, email the managing editor at

WMUA 91.1 FM
The Radio Voice of UMass
105 Campus Center
Office Phone: (413) 545-2876
Request Line: (413) 545-FM91

216 Student Union Building

UVC-TV 19 is UMass’ student-run television station. Its mission is to serve as a training facility for all facets of video production, while providing undergraduate students with a welcoming environment in which to learn. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week on HSCN Channel 19 on the UMass campus (and soon it will be streaming live online--so UVC will be available to watch from anywhere in the world). Membership is open to any undergraduate student currently enrolled at the University. To become a member, simply stop by the station to fill out a membership form.

Switchboard Magazine

This student-run website went live in 2012 and covers news and culture around the Five Colleges. Contact an editor if you're interested in writing or producing multimedia for the site.

Amherst Wire
The student-run web site focuses on covering the war in Iraq and the presidential campaign from a local perspective while also reporting general and breaking news stories, including Market Meltdown 101, interviews with UMass Economics professors on current economic crisis. Also,, beginning Oct. 1 at 6:00 p.m., Politikos Discourse, a weekly web radio talk show. Anyone interested should contact

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

Phone: 413.545.1376