Welcome back Journalism students!

UMass Journalism Multimedia Bootcamp.

Bootcampers Brittney Figueira, Matt McCarron and Katherine Valera have fun while editing during the Journalism Program's annual Multimedia Bootcamp.

While you were all running around to Target, Wal-Mart and Big Y this weekend, 11 of your Journalism comrades were running around with video cameras, putting together stories as part of the Second Annual Multimedia Bootcamp.  The students included freshmen, sophomores and transfers and were joined by Journalism graduate Jackie Hai and professors Brian McDermott and Steve Fox for 2 1/2 days of intense introduction to the world of Multimedia Journalism.

“This was a great group.  I think they will do well,” said Hai.

Take a look at the work of the Bootcampers:

* A Home for the UMMB

* College Roommates

* Pricey Textbooks

*Taking the “Zoo” Out of UMass

Bootcamp discussions ranged from video editing and shooting tips to brainstorming the perfect story idea to ethical dilemmas when shooting video.  Students were also welcomed with mini-visits from Professors Raz Sibii, BJ Roche and Maddy Blais.

The importance of internships was also mentioned…frequently.  And I stumbled across this notice from Dow Jones today, so get out there and apply!

Have a good semester!