At UMass Amherst, you'll study both traditional journalism and multimedia reporting, preparing you to write compelling stories, take digital photos to accompany articles, and record audio and video podcasts—all through an ethical lens.

Here, you'll take advantage of:

  • Multimedia classrooms equipped with HD projection and gigabit speed network connections
  • A state-of-the-art broadcast studio equipped for television news production with professional cameras and the AP ENPS news production system
  • A control room with multi-display of up to 32 video sources, a professional video production switcher, and a professional audio mixer
  • Professional camera kits for electronic news gathering
  • Portable video, audio, and photography equipment for course-related projects
  • Six editing studios with professional microphones in a soundproofed space

Journalism continues to be a solid foundation for those who want to inform the citizens of the world, as well as teaching, the law, government, and other fields where communication and critical-thinking skills are paramount.