Journalism

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.

Where to Find Journalism Opportunities

Wondering where to find opportunities in the Journalism field?

Check out more than 25 places to find journalism jobs and internships!

By Odessa Burkett
Odessa Burkett Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development Odessa Burkett
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UMass Journalism senior Lily Robinson successful in regional journalism competition

UMass Journalism student Lily Robinson was awarded third place in the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s New England Better Newspaper Competition in the category of racial and ethnic issues coverage. Robinson was honored for an August 2020 feature on the painting …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Carol Sharick
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Advice from an Alum: So it’s the end of the semester….

Finals are approaching.

In a perfect world, you have been organized, created a schedule, set achievable goals, studied a little every evening, attended office hours, and found time to exercise, sleep, and socialize.

Or, like I often found myself guilty …

By Samantha La Penna, Class of 2018, Legal Studies & English
Samantha La Penna, Class of 2018, Legal Studies & English Class of 2018, Legal Studies & English
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