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Are you interested in learning about public relations – what it is, what it takes to be successful, and what career options are available?  Jennie Donohue, senior lecturer and director of the public relations curriculum, and with advisor Beth Wallace will hold a PR Info Session from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in ILC S413. Come with questions, gain industry insights, and hear more about the public relations courses you can take through UMass Journalism!

Thanks to a gift from Lawrence M. and Pamela Price Carpman, the Journalism Department now offers students the opportunity to become Ziff Fellows to advance their professional development. Journalism majors can apply for direct financial assistance to: Attend or present at a professional conference, Submit work for award competitions or Become a member of a professional association. Please complete and return this application to Brian McDermott in S417 ILC or Beth Wallace in S421 ILC. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 16, 2018. All potential Ziff Fellows must have a signature from a sponsoring journalism faculty member to be considered for financial support. Students may request up to $500. 

Watch Steve Fox and librarian Lisa Di Valentino discuss their fake news website designed to distinguish fact from fiction on WGBY's Connecting Point. 

Check out WGBY's Connecting Point interview with Shaheen Pasha, journalism student Josh Murray and the educational coordinator at Hampshire County Jail about the Fall 2017 Social Justice Journalism class that was taught in the jail. 

"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 weekly with UMass Journalism.

Tours of the Journalism Department are offered Monday through Friday. To request a tour, fill out this form.

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