Journalism and Media Studies Program

Journalism & Media Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in Journalism and Media Studies is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the theory and practice of media as it is being produced on the ground today.


Students in the minor program will benefit from working with the program's new TV Studio beside the many facilities in the college which include a theater, sound recording technology studios, music practice rooms, and specialized art studios. 


Students will also benefit from collaboration with The UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion, which, together with its partner The Boston Herald, conducts and reports on political surveys, hosts debates, and sponsors other political events on campus (speakers, panels, etc.)


Please see the UMass Lowell online Undergraduate Catalog for program requirements and courses.


Learn More

Our interdisciplinary minor in Journalism and Media Studies is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the practice and theory of Journalism and Media Studies as it is being produced on the ground today.  


Today's rapidly changing media landscape of digitization, high-speed connectivity, and endless advancement in technology is redefining the relationship between media and its audience. As a result, media outlets are seeking to hire multi-skilled journalists. Our program prepares students to join the ranks of today’s converged media with multi-skills media qualifications that will uniquely distinguish them in today’s market. Students in the Journalism and Media Studies Program are going to engage in a well structured hands-on program that also relies on a well-established theoretical background. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of media platforms spanning from online multimedia production to T.V.

Faculty & Contact Information

  • Wael Kamal, Director of Journalism and Media Studies and Lecturer
  • Julie Nash, Associate Dean of FAHSS and Associate Professor English
  • Whitley R.P Kaufman, Chair and Professor of Philosophy and Global Studies
  • Jennifer Whitten-Woodring. Assistant Professor of Political Science, Peace & conflict studies, global studies
  • Johnathan Silverman, Co-director of American Studies and Associate Professor of English
  • Michael Millner,  Co-director of American Studies and Associate Professor of English, American Studies, Gender Studies, Global Studies
  • Chad Montrie, Professor of History, American Studies, Gender Studies
  • Ellen Wetmore, Assistant Professor of Digital Media
  • Mitchell Shuldman, Librarian and Head of the division of Media Services
  • Frank Talty, Assistant Dean, affiliated faculty of Political Science 
  • Jill Pruett, Lecturer of English

For more information about the minor in Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) program, please contact Wael Kamal, Program Director, Wael_Kamal@uml.edu.