Tag Archives: Journalism Department

My “Quest” and the Future of Journalism Education

I’m on a quest. It’s a quest to bring responsible journalism to live-tweeting. It’s a good quest, a quest to change the work ethos of journalists when it comes to tweeting during breaking news events. I’ve written and spoken about … Continue reading

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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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NPR’s Mark Stencel to visit UMass as first Howard Ziff Journalist-in-Residence

Mark Stencel, NPR’s managing editor for digital news, will be joining UMass journalism students and faculty during the week of April 16 as the program’s first Howard Ziff Journalist-in-Residence. Stencel’s visit will be highlighted by a public discussion on Wednesday,  … Continue reading

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UMass Panel to Look Back at 9/11 Attacks on 10-Year Anniversary

(Updated: Aug. 29) Mark Stencel, the managing editor for Digital News at NPR, will join a group of University of Massachusetts educators on Sept. 8 to take part in a panel discussion looking at how the U.S. and the world … 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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