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. 

10 3 / 2014

Journalism majors: deadlines for spring scholarships are fast approaching. A few minutes of work preparing the application could translate into hundreds or thousands of dollars for your tuition, internship or study abroad experience.

Journalism majors: deadlines for spring scholarships are fast approaching. A few minutes of work preparing the application could translate into hundreds or thousands of dollars for your tuition, internship or study abroad experience.

10 2 / 2014

Check out this week’s Monday Memo for the latest information on journalism events, scholarships and more. Photo of last week’s snowstorm by Nathalie Sczublewski.

Check out this week’s Monday Memo for the latest information on journalism events, scholarships and more. Photo of last week’s snowstorm by Nathalie Sczublewski.

09 2 / 2014

ESPN investigative reporters Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada will talk about their book, League of Denial, and the ongoing concussion crisis facing the NFL at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Campus Center Ballroom. Be there!

ESPN investigative reporters Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada will talk about their book, League of Denial, and the ongoing concussion crisis facing the NFL at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Campus Center Ballroom. Be there!

04 2 / 2014

Our new building as of Feb. 3, 2014. We’ll be there next Fall!

Our new building as of Feb. 3, 2014. We’ll be there next Fall!