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!

(Source: oldchum, via nevver)

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)

15 8 / 2014

Pictures of the Journalism Department’s new home, the Integrative Learning Center.

14 8 / 2014

We’re thrilled to welcome two new faculty this fall. Kathy Roberts Forde, left, joins from the University of South Carolina as the new Journalism Department chair. Greeley Kyle, right, joins from the University of Missouri as the new Broadcast Lecturer. 

We’re thrilled to welcome two new faculty this fall. Kathy Roberts Forde, left, joins from the University of South Carolina as the new Journalism Department chair. Greeley Kyle, right, joins from the University of Missouri as the new Broadcast Lecturer. 

13 8 / 2014

businessweek:

Unpaid internships are increasingly common, but unpaid interns often lack legal protections. Here’s what you need to know.

businessweek:

Unpaid internships are increasingly common, but unpaid interns often lack legal protections. Here’s what you need to know.

09 5 / 2014

visualboundaries:

Grads on grads on grads #graduation #umass

Congratulations to all the graduates today!

visualboundaries:

Grads on grads on grads #graduation #umass

Congratulations to all the graduates today!

11 3 / 2014

The poster says it all– come see Amy Goodman, UMass alum Mike Burke and Frances Crowe tonight at 7 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium. 

The poster says it all– come see Amy Goodman, UMass alum Mike Burke and Frances Crowe tonight at 7 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium.