Category Archives: Eric Athas

Q&A With The Post’s Eric Athas

I contacted Eric Athas (Journalism ’08) after I saw him post a photo from outside the White House after his Sunday night/Monday morning shift occupied by the Bin Laden news.  My Q&A with him follows: 1.  How did you find … Continue reading

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UMass Journalism Alums Return With A Message: Go Do Journalism!

Julie Robenhymer, a senior writer with Hockeybuzz.com, said it best at the end of last week’s “Back from The Front” alumni panel:  “If you’re not a self starter this is not the path for you.” It’s advice that’s always been … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: News Judgment, Initiative Pay Off for One Digital Journalist

“There are a thousand stories on a college campus.” It’s a phrase I often use in my classes.  Usually, the goal is to motivate students to be in a “constant state of journalism.”   What I mean by that is … Continue reading

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