Journalism, A Worthless Degree?

Your father says a degree in journalism promises a less secure future than degrees in STEM. Your mother thinks an art degree will keep you safe from the dangerous assignments journalists undertake. This 2012 article by Forbes comments on a report by Career Cast that lists journalism as the fifth worst job, above oil riggers …

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LISTEN: Media Lab Podcast “Can You Hear Us?”

LISTEN HERE On the fifth episode of the Media Lab Podcast, Elder Martinez shares his experiences about the wild world of the internet and asks us to consider the role technology plays in our lives. In another story, Xuan Truong offers a compelling commentary about her mother and sister as they experience a negative encounter at a local grocery …

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LISTEN: Media Lab Podcast “As We Tell It”

LISTEN HERE In this fourth episode of the NEPR Media Lab podcast, Daniel Smith shares a personal testimony about his home life. Diamond Jimenez dedicates her feature piece "Blindness in Animation" to her sister Crystal who battles an eye disease that impairs her vision. We also invite you to meet a handful of our media …

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The Impacts of Dramatizing Mental Illness

Originally published on the Amherst Wire A man with schizophrenia stands atop a building with a stranger's baby in his arms in a whirlwind of delusions. A depressed student who has been bullied their whole life brings a gun to school and commits suicide by police. A beautiful young woman stares at her skin and …

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Lisa Bowleg addresses intersectionality of identities at UMass Amherst

Originally published on the Amherst Wire on November 4, 2016. View the story here. "If you aren't attending to power and inequality, you aren't doing intersectionality"   Lisa Bowleg of George Washington University addressed a casual crowd of 50 University of Massachusetts Amherst students and faculty on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. (Allyson Morin/Amherst Wire) Allyson Morin, …

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Fatal Southpoint shooting leaves community uneasy

Read the original story on the Amherst Wire here. Originally published October 18, 2016 Allyson Morin, Writer, October 18, 2016 Amherst Police investigate the Southpoint shooting Saturday, Oct. 15. The investigation is still ongoing. (Joshua Murray/Amherst Wire) AMHERST — Some residents who live near the Southpoint Townhouses and Apartments say their perception of the living area has shifted …

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