Category Archives: Journalism Major

UMass Journalism’s Howard Ziff Leaves Behind Larger-Than-Life Legacy

Howard M. Ziff, professor emeritus of Journalism at the University of Massachusetts, died early Tuesday morning. He was 81. On the “Friends of Howard Ziff” page on Facebook, Ziff’s son Max reported Tuesday that his wife, Jane, and children Ellen … 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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Wednesday’s Quote of the Day

“Have grown real tired of professors who say that technology shouldn’t be taught in media schools because ‘it’s always changing’. Would professors at medical or business schools ever say something that willfully ignorant?” — Vin Crosbie, Syracuse University

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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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UMass Journalism Launches ‘$50K By Labor Day’ Campaign

The UMass Journalism program kicked off a fund-raising effort this week in hopes of raising $50,000 by the start of the Fall semester. The “$50K By Labor Day” drive marks an effort by journalism faculty to raise monies to update … Continue reading

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Coming to UMass: Documentary Filmmaker Jeff Zimbalist; showing of ‘The Two Escobars’

Filmmaker Jeff Zimbalist will speak and show his award-winning documentary “The Two Escobars” on Thursday, Feb 24 at 4 p.m. at the Cape Cod Lounge. This is a phenomenal documentary and a riveting piece of storytelling. It is part of … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for Journo Majors!

No. 10:  Get to know your professors! No. 9: Become an Entrepreneur! No. 8: Network! No. 7: Start tweeting! No. 6:  Read the Monday Memo! No. 5: Clean up your FB page! No. 4: Buy a camera and shoot photos! … Continue reading

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