Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Blog: Reflecting on my "Income or Interests" piece

As a sports journalism major, I tend to get very mixed reactions when I tell people what I'm studying at UMass.

Sometimes, I'll get an unconvinced expression as someone tells me, "oh, that's interesting."I've learned that that's their polite way of really saying, "you must be having fun wasting thousands of dollars paying for school."

Not quite as blunt as my accountant's response to my major: "Are there even newspapers to write for? Don't you think it's going to be a little hard to find a job?"

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Income or Interests? Why students choose their major


They say if you love what you do, then you'll never work a day in your life. Yet, potential paycheck has a higher impact than passion when it comes to how UMass Amherst students choose their major.
Assignment for Steve Fox's Multimedia Reporting class.
October 2015