Sports Concentration Opportunity

Are you a sophomore interested in a career in Sports Journalism?  If so, the UMass Journalism Program has a huge opportunity for you.

We have proposed a special Concentration in Sports Journalism* to begin this Fall that will include four courses and an internship. Courses will cover beat writing, blogging, column writing, multimedia, sports photography and more.

If you’re interested, please contact Professor Steve Fox (, who will serve as the coordinator of the program. There will be an application process in order to take the first course this Fall, so the earlier you get started the better.

*The concentration is pending approval from the Faculty Senate.


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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