Amherstwire.com is looking for help to send our editorial team on a tour of New York City’s most prestigious media outlets. Students will cover their own food and incidental costs, but we need help paying for transportation and accommodations.
The April 24th trip will be an irreplaceable opportunity for our editors to solidify connections in the industry, network with journalism professionals and gain an understanding of how top newsrooms function internally.
Amherstwire.com is a student-run digital media organization based in the UMass Amherst Journalism Department. We emphasize leadership and entrepreneurial skills, as well as traditional journalistic skills in reporting, writing, editing, digital production and social media strategies.
The trip to New York City will enable our editors to learn about emerging journalism technologies in digital publishing and audience engagement, while also helping them polish traditional skills like writing and copy editing.
Amherstwire serves as a publishing tool and digital learning laboratory for the 35 or so writers and a team of 12-14 editors and assistant editors each semester. The editorial group includes a social media team who gets our content out there in an organized fashion, as well as video and podcast teams who work to publish content on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.
At Amherstwire, students experiment and innovate with story styles and platforms. These experiences are invaluable to students as they pursue jobs in an ever-changing technology and media landscape. Our motto is: GetWired, GetHired. And they do.
We publish student work generated in journalism classes, along with fresh work reported and written by our staff. Amherstwire also serves as an outlet for non-traditional, more creative content produced by journalism students, including a five-part web comedy series called Help House, podcasts like 808s and Ankle Breaks, and a series featuring street interviews with UMass students called Ask UMass.
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