The SBS Together 2020 online giving campaign runs from 11/30 - 12/11. This two-week campaign is meant to help raise funds for UMass Journalism and other SBS departments whose students were affected by the global pandemic; many are without dependable hardware, don't have access to software, and had to forego transformative experiences such as internships. Please consider making a donation to the Journalism Department today. Your contribution will make a difference for vulnerable journalism students when it's needed most.

The UMass Amherst Writing Program is now accepting entries into the Charles Moran Best Text Contest. This contest is open to all students enrolled in College Writing courses at UMass and is intended to celebrate the thoughtful and diverse writing that students are producing. Submissions must have been written for an assignment in Basic Writing, College Writing, or a Junior Year Writing course during the Fall 2020 semester. Submit essays by the end of December 2020.

Journalism majors now have the option to earn a Public Relations concentration. The six required courses plus an internship, are designed to develop the skills necessary for professional success.

For students looking to join the journalism major, click here for the application.

"We draw on proud journalistic traditions so our students can tell the stories of our community bravely, ethically and creatively."

Brian McDermott, 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 Thursday. To request a tour, fill out this form.

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