The University of Massachusetts Amherst



The Journalism major is based on the premise that journalists are essential in a democratic society because they inform its citizens, give voice to the voiceless and hold the powerful accountable.

The major emphasizes both the academic heart of journalism and its practice through its courses in history, law, ethics, philosophy and media criticism, as well as newswriting, reporting and multimedia journalism.

The Journalism Department has a distinguished faculty, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the Freedom Forum Journalism Teacher of the Year Award. Our alumni work at dozens of media outlets around the world, such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, National Public Radio, The Associated Press and NBC News

Department of Journalism

S414 Integrative Learning Center
650 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-1376