And, We’re Back!

The fall semester kicked into gear today and it’s great to be back talking shop!

A couple of reminders:

*  The editors at Amherstwire met today and are looking for contributors, so please mention this opportunity to your classes.  The editors will be sending out an email in the upcoming weeks.

*  The editors at The Collegian are also looking for contributors.

Also, by way of update:

I’m moderating an Ethics Panel at the annual ONA Conference in Washington, D.C. next week.   As a way to get the discussion going prior to the conference, we’ve set up an Ethics Wiki — please feel free to weigh in with your thoughts!

We have two students who are working in the student newsroom at the conference this year.  Ashleigh Bennett and Jackie Hai both earned scholarships from ONA to take part in the conference.  And, Journalism Alum Eric Athas is helping to set up the back-end of the student newsroom’s Web site.

Exciting Stuff!




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, 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 He also edits part-time for with the NFL and college football network.
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