Journalism & Media Studies Minor
Are you picturing yourself as Journalist, News Anchor, Radio Presenter, Editorial Assistant, Photojournalist, Campaign Manager, Narrator, Radio/TV Announcer, Advertising Manager, Writer/Author, Political Aide, Sportscaster, Public Information Officer, Communications Director, or Public Relations Specialist?
The new interdisciplinary minor in Journalism and Media Studies is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the theory and practice of Journalism and Media Studies as it is being produced on the ground today.
Students in the minor program will benefit from working with 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.)
See the undergraduate catalog for program requirements and courses.
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.