The Fall 2020 semester is underway. Use the Back-to-School Quick Links page to help find resources on advising, safety guidelines, internships and much more.

The UMass Amherst Reopening Plan has been published, and most classes will be taught fully online. Check out the Fall 2020 Journalism Class Synchronicity Chart for information on how each class will function during the new semester.

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

The department welcomes Kelsey Whipple as a new Assistant Professor. She is a scholar, journalist and Texas native. In addition to core classes like Introduction to Journalism, Whipple will teach audio journalism and cultural journalism classes.

"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