Category Archives: In the News

Hiatus Is Over….A Rough Week for Ombudsmen

Hi and welcome back!  It’s been awhile.  Admittedly, the care and feeding of this blog fell off last semester (sometimes life takes over) but now I’m back to reviving my little plant. So, of course, where to start?  As more … Continue reading

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Q&A With Mike LaCrosse

Mike LaCrosse, a 2010 graduate of the UMass Journalism program, and now a reporter/producer for WGGB-TV in Springfield, Mass. found himself in the middle of the Springfield tornado coverage this week.  The tornado was a local story that quickly went … Continue reading

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Q&A With Nancy Cohen

Adjunct instructor Nancy Eve Cohen teaches Reporting and Writing for Radio and Podcasting at UMass. Nancy is also the environmental reporter for WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio and the Managing Editor of the Northeast Environmental Hub, a collaboration of 20 public … Continue reading

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Q&A With S.P. Sullivan

S.P. Sullivan is a 2010 graduate of the UMass journalism program.  Upon graduation, he took a job as a producer for MassLive, the online operation of The Springfield Republican.  I was chatting with him online prior to Wednesday’s tornado and … Continue reading

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Q&A With Dave Madsen

Dave Madsen has worked in broadcasting since 1970, and now serves as managing editor and anchor for ABC’s affiliate WGGB TV, ABC40 in Springfield. He attended UMass Amherst, majoring in Communication. He has been teaching at UMass since Fall 2000, … Continue reading

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Multitasking and You!

In case you missed it, PBS recently broadcast: Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier.  Check it out when you get a chance,  it’s an interesting look at how we all live our lives. Here’s a little test for you:  … Continue reading

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Professor Whitehead Talks About Middle Class With Biden

In case you missed it, Professor Ralph Whitehead was part of a panel (along with Vice President Joe Biden) at the Center for American Progress earlier this month–the topic: The Challenges Facing the Middle Class in the 21st Century Economy. … Continue reading

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