Market Meltdown 101: A UMass Amherst Economics Video Primer

AMHERST, Mass. - Want some insight from leading economic thinkers about the nation''s financial crisis? Then head to Market Meltdown 101, a primer featuring video clips from UMass Amherst professors, compiled by journalism students at the university''s flagship campus.

The project is part of Amherst Wire, a student-run project of the journalism department dedicated to covering national and global issues from a local perspective alongside breaking news on campus. With an online magazine-style format, the focus is on good storytelling, colorful multimedia, interactivity, and fostering community dialogue on issues that affect daily life.