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.

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.

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.

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!

03 1 / 2014

10 12 / 2013

Check out the final Monday Memo of the semester, and have a good finals week and a safe & relaxing winter break. Photo by thewild-at-heart-kept-in-cages.

Check out the final Monday Memo of the semester, and have a good finals week and a safe & relaxing winter break. Photo by thewild-at-heart-kept-in-cages.