Welcome to the UMass Journalism Blog!

Hi and welcome to UMass journalism’s blog. Faculty members will use this space to discuss the issues of the day and welcome input from others, including students! I’ll start the ball rolling by pointing folks to this bit of state-of-the-industry news:

Enjoy,

Steve Fox

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About journalismprof

Steve joined the journalism faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in August 2007 and has been working to incorporate multimedia across the curriculum. Since arriving at UMass, Steve has developed three courses modeled after his multimedia journalism course. The courses allow students to work in teams in a newsroom-like environment where they work on packages -- using video, audio and photos to tell stories. He is also working with students on developing amherstwire.com, a news Web site staffed completely by students. Steve has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and reporter for print and online publications, including 10 as an editor at washingtonpost.com. He also edits part-time for espn.com with the NFL and college football network.
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4 Responses to Welcome to the UMass Journalism Blog!

  1. Jan Servaes says:

    Hi Steve,
    Congrats on getting this started!
    Best
    Jan
    Chair

  2. David says:

    Yay and bravo, Steve. And thanks. I’ll try to rouse myself to some journalism-related opinion–Why is Obama pretending he’s a Republican? Do I really like the idea of a mass rally at the convention? Why has the Online Journalism Review been closed down?–but it IS summertime and, for a few weeks yet, the living is easy.

    David

  3. David says:

    And I love that line, “Your Comment is Awaiting Moderation.” I think I will use it in class.

  4. steph says:

    Interesting first post. I am curious what trajectories it sets in motion, and how they will be engaged?

    My take is that already there is a problem of inequity in coverage.

    Here’s to the journey!
    steph

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