13 9 / 2014

Check out our newly redesigned responsive website at www.umass.edu/journalism.

Check out our newly redesigned responsive website at www.umass.edu/journalism.

08 9 / 2014

Check out this week’s Monday Memo for the latest news and events from the Journalism Department.
Photo of the UMass Fine Arts Center by frntprchprss on Flickr.

Check out this week’s Monday Memo for the latest news and events from the Journalism Department.

Photo of the UMass Fine Arts Center by frntprchprss on Flickr.

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03 9 / 2014

Kevin Riley, class of ‘05, and Katie Ives will talk about their careers in outdoor journalism at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Journalism Hub on the 4th floor of the ILC.  
Kevin has worked as associate publisher for Skram Media’s Climbing Magazine, Urban Climber Magazine and Mountain Gazette.  In 2013, he founded Action in Solitude, a digital media platform that focuses on providing content and programming for those interested in climbing, fitness, yoga and healthy living.  He also is co-founder of First Ascenders, a Colorado-based nonprofit that provides rock climbing opportunities for urban teens.
Katie, who graduated from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop with an MFA in fiction, is editor-in-chief of Alpinist Magazine.  Her writing has appeared in many publications, including The Harvard Mountaineering Club Journal, Outside and Patagonia Field Reports.  In 2004, she won the Mammut/Rock & Ice Writing Contest.  She currently is working on a novel about ice climbing.

Kevin Riley, class of ‘05, and Katie Ives will talk about their careers in outdoor journalism at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Journalism Hub on the 4th floor of the ILC.  

Kevin has worked as associate publisher for Skram Media’s Climbing Magazine, Urban Climber Magazine and Mountain Gazette.  In 2013, he founded Action in Solitude, a digital media platform that focuses on providing content and programming for those interested in climbing, fitness, yoga and healthy living.  He also is co-founder of First Ascenders, a Colorado-based nonprofit that provides rock climbing opportunities for urban teens.

Katie, who graduated from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop with an MFA in fiction, is editor-in-chief of Alpinist Magazine.  Her writing has appeared in many publications, including The Harvard Mountaineering Club Journal, Outside and Patagonia Field Reports.  In 2004, she won the Mammut/Rock & Ice Writing Contest.  She currently is working on a novel about ice climbing.

02 9 / 2014

Happy first day of school! Here’s a hyperlapse of the Integrative Learning Center, our brand new home.

01 9 / 2014

Welcome back to the Pioneer Valley and the Fall 2014 semester! Check out the first Monday Memo of the semester for information on events, advising and much more. Photo by esmitts.

Welcome back to the Pioneer Valley and the Fall 2014 semester! Check out the first Monday Memo of the semester for information on events, advising and much more. Photo by esmitts.

30 8 / 2014

Read a welcome letter from new Journalism Department Chair Kathy Roberts Forde, and join her, the rest of the journalism faculty and your fellow majors for a "First Day Breakfast" 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, to celebrate the move into our brand new facility in the Integrative Learning Center.

21 8 / 2014

As the Gazette reports today, murdered journalist James Foley was a 2003 M.F.A. recipient from the English Department at UMass Amherst. "Foley was recalled as a warm, outgoing, and generous man," writes Gazette reporter Rebecca Everett, "whose compassion and integrity drove him to tell the stories of those who were voiceless, even if that meant risking his life in war zones." What an awful tragedy.

As the Gazette reports today, murdered journalist James Foley was a 2003 M.F.A. recipient from the English Department at UMass Amherst. "Foley was recalled as a warm, outgoing, and generous man," writes Gazette reporter Rebecca Everett, "whose compassion and integrity drove him to tell the stories of those who were voiceless, even if that meant risking his life in war zones." What an awful tragedy.

19 8 / 2014

nationaljournal:

Getty photographer Scott Olson has taken some of the most iconic images from the Ferguson protests. Last night, he was arrested. 

19 8 / 2014

We hope you’re enjoying the last weeks of your summer and look forward to being back at school on Tuesday, September 2!

We hope you’re enjoying the last weeks of your summer and look forward to being back at school on Tuesday, September 2!

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16 8 / 2014

"The photographs that have emerged during several days of unrest in Ferguson after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer have drawn mournful comparisons to pictures of the Deep South in the 1960s or of more recent racial unrest, like the 1992 Los Angeles riots. But they have also prompted a flood of commentary about the differences half a century has made in the visual economy…. Today, the imagery one sees depends on the filters one uses. One person’s Twitter feed may be full of footage of police firing tear gas or of peaceful protesters with their hands up. But David J. Garrow, a historian at the University of Pittsburgh’s law school and the author of several books on the civil rights movement, noted that when he searched for images of Ferguson on Google, roughly half showed what appeared to be looting. Such images look “more like Watts in 1965 or Newark in 1967, not Birmingham in 1963 or Selma in 1965,” Dr. Garrow said. And historically, he said, such photos were “deadly when it came to white public opinion.”"

Randy Kennedy and Jennifer Schuessler in The New York Times: Ferguson Images Evoke Civil Rights Era and Changing Visual Perceptions (via reportagebygettyimages)