Journalism majors are strongly encouraged to get involved with campus media. All campus media organizations are happy welcome students regardless of their experience. Since campus media are student-run organizations, you cannot receive academic or internship credit for your work with them. However, you will get invaluable experience that will prepare you for future internships and jobs.
The most important thing to remember is that it is never too early to get involved with campus media!
The Rebirth Project
It is the duty of the Rebirth Project to cultivate a digital magazine containing multimedia content that documents the activity, thoughts and experiences of students in attendance at UMass Amherst with a focus on students of color and the ways in which their interests connect to the broader local, national and global happenings. Through well-executed journalistic, artistic and technical work, we withstand the legacy that has preceded us and work to inspire the future. The Rebirth Project further aims to provide a safe space for active and engaged discussion within the PoC community on campus, and to highlight local artists, businesses and social media influencers. The Project’s goal is to uplift people of color and provide a space for access and information about these people, as well as to hear different voices.
The Amherst Wire is the digital-first student-produced publication of the Journalism Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. We focus on topics of interest to today’s students, and inform the public about them through good storytelling, colorful multimedia, interactivity and fostering community dialogue on the issues that affect our lives. Anyone interested should contact email@example.com.
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian is an independently funded and operated campus media outlet. Founded in 1890, the paper began as Aggie Life, became the College Signal in 1901, the Weekly Collegian in 1914 and the Tri-Weekly Collegian in 1956. It has been published daily since 1967, with current editions made available online. The Collegian provides general campus and community news, opinions and editorials, sports journalism and arts and living news. If you are interested in working at the Collegian, email the managing editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UVC-TV is UMass’ student-run television station. Its mission is to serve as a training facility for all facets of video production while providing undergraduate students with a welcoming environment in which to learn. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week on HSCN Channel 19 on the UMass campus. Membership is open to any undergraduate student currently enrolled at the University. To become a member, simply stop by the station to fill out a membership form. For more information, contact email@example.com.
WMUA 91.1 FM
WMUA is the student-run campus radio station and is available on 91.1 FM in the Pioneer Valley. WMUA has music, news and sports departments that allow students to develop their radio broadcast, news writing and production experience. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMass Amherst Chapter of PRSSA
The UMass Amherst Chapter of PRSSA is a pre-professional organization providing students of all majors with educational opportunities outside of the classroom related to the public relations field. The Chapter’s mission is to serve its members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations, increasing networking opportunities and providing access to professional development opportunities. For more information, contact email@example.com.