Steve Fox

Steve joined the journalism faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in August 2007 and since then has successfully incorporated multimedia across the curriculum. Since arriving at UMass, Steve has developed multiple courses modeled after his multimedia journalism course. He has also developed a Sports Journalism Concentration at UMass and conducts an Investigative Journalism class every year which allows students to work with editors at a major news organization. All of Steve's courses allow students to work in teams in a newsroom-like environment where they work on packages -- using video, audio and photos to tell stories. He also helped develop amherstwire.com, a news Web site staffed completely by students. Steve has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and reporter for print and online publications, including 10 as an editor at washingtonpost.com. He has freelanced for espn.com with their NFL and college football network as well as for Digital First Media's Parenthackers blog. He began teaching part-time at the University of Maryland in 1998 and has spoken at a number of conferences on issues including Web journalism, blogging, ethics and political coverage.

by Steve Fox

A few years ago, students working on a project in my Investigative class at UMass were on deadline, finalizing their stories looking at the aftermath of a devastating series of tornadoes in Western Massachusetts. We were publishing in The Boston Globe and as deadline loomed, one student ran into technical issues with her video while […] more »

by Steve Fox

“Teach it!” For three days last weekend, about 100 educators from around the world gathered at the Poynter Institute for the annual Teachapalooza conference. Now in its fourth year, the gathering is a chance for educators to gather to talk about teaching techniques and new tools and share ideas and philosophies. Right off the bat, […] more »