Department of Journalism
Meet the Graduate Program Director
"The time for thinking of international news as 'foreign news' is past. Journalists have to become global citizens who can meet the challenges of covering what the United Nations has identified as the most important issues facing us in the 21st century, including the environment, scientific change, and human rights," says Melinda Robins when asked about Journalism. She carries that philosophy into the classroom in teaching such courses as as global journalism and feature writing. She also carries this into her work as Graduate Program Director for the Department of Journalism.
Excitement for Graduate Studies
Robins is excited to be the Director of Graduate Studies in the first year of a distinctive new curriculum, one that for the first time fully integrates multimedia across the curriculum, that recognizes community coverage and civic engagement as integral to the best practices of journalism, and that will lead the way in looking at new outlets for news coverage beside and beyond the traditional print, television, radio, and web newsrooms.
JOURNALISM (MA) at a glance
Fall admission only
Full-time enrollment. Full-time enrollment is typically 8 or 12 credits per semester.
Students usually complete the degree in two years.
meet the graduate program director
Associate Professor Melinda B. Robins has a passion for international communications. She teaches the Global Journalism course as well as journalism theory and research, and is the go-to person to discuss writing the optional master's thesis. She has taught and written about journalism in and across Africa, India, and Palestine.
BroadcAst Journalism Alumni
Boston News Anchors
Pam Cross '75
Latoyia Edwards '98
Ed Harding '75
Gene Lavanchy '86
Maria Stephanos '88, MA '93
David Wade '95
Susan Wornick '71
Maria Menounos '00, Access Hollywood