Dear Teachers and Students:
I regret to inform you that the annual Media Matters Conference, co-sponsored for many years in November by UMass Boston and the Boston Globe, will not be offered this year.
The Boston Globe is no longer able to support the student conference and we at UMass Boston were unable to find a new sponsoring partner for this year’s event. Although we approached other large media outlets, the timing of the Globe’s decision did not allow us to identify a new partner for this fall.
We have thoroughly enjoyed hosting Media Matters for high school students the last six years and for middle schools students the last two. We also appreciate how much you and your students have enjoyed and supported this event, and it is our hope that we can revive it in the future.
Over the next several months, we will assess the support and planning necessary to bring the program back for the 2012, as we believe the event to be a valuable experience for you and your students. We know that the media professionals who offered the workshops thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to interact with and encourage young people into their fields. We also thought it was a wonderful chance for high and middle school students to visit UMass Boston.
We do apologize to you for the late notice and any inconvenience this decision may cause. Please look for future updates on the status of this event here.
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management