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The Journalism Department has awarded eleven students with Spring 2021 journalism scholarship and internship awards. This year's recipients include (pictured above from left to right): Kathryn Karam, Julia Oktay, Rebeca Pereira, Joanna Buoniconti, Anne Lizette Sta. Maria, Olivia dePunte, Tristan Smith, McKenna Premus, Sophia Gardner, Ana Pietrewicz, Maria Elena Little Endara.

Students are now welcome to invite two people per graduate to the 2021 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies. All graduates and guests planning to attend Commencement must register, comply with testing requirements and wear a face covering to gain entry. Upon registration guests will receive an email confirmation with a QR code to ensure a smooth check-in at the McGuirk Alumni Stadium on May 14.

The second cohort of UMass Amherst students in the CSIS Journalism Bootcamp program produced an in-depth multimedia story that focused on deforestation in the Amazon and its impact on Indigenous communities.

"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