Caitlin Amaral

Full Time Lecturer

English & Communication

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Liberal Arts 303


Education

Columbia UniversityMFA
Tufts UniversityBA

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

An introduction to the principles of journalism, news, and article writing. The course concentrates on reporting practice and techniques, information gathering, writing style, ethics, objectivity in reporting, and current trends in journalism.

An introduction to the principles of journalism, news, and article writing. The course concentrates on reporting practice and techniques, information gathering, writing style, ethics, objectivity in reporting, and current trends in journalism.

An introduction to the principles of journalism, news, and article writing. The course concentrates on reporting practice and techniques, information gathering, writing style, ethics, objectivity in reporting, and current trends in journalism.

Exploration of news writing and reporting in selected areas of politics, social services, social science, technology, environment, law, natural science, education, arts, media, business, and other significant media subject areas. The course concentrates on effective research, story design, and writing technique for news stories and features across these areas.

Exploration of news writing and reporting in selected areas of politics, social services, social science, technology, environment, law, natural science, education, arts, media, business, and other significant media subject areas. The course concentrates on effective research, story design, and writing technique for news stories and features across these areas.

Exploration of the forms of fiction and how a writer's creative choices with regard to form determine characterization, dialogue, plot, and narration. Assignments will include writing various creative pieces. Forms include, but are not limited to, the paragraph, the short story, the novella, and the novel.

Exploration of the forms of fiction and how a writer's creative choices with regard to form determine characterization, dialogue, plot, and narration. Assignments will include writing various creative pieces. Forms include, but are not limited to, the paragraph, the short story, the novella, and the novel.

Internship opportunities in the public and private sector. Students will augment their internship with on­ campus seminar meetings and assignments designed to integrate the student's real-world experience with the academic discipline. Typical internships are with organizations in publishing, government, media, journalism, software, public relations, and a variety of public and non-profit areas.

Internship opportunities in the public and private sector. Students will augment their internship with on­ campus seminar meetings and assignments designed to integrate the student's real-world experience with the academic discipline. Typical internships are with organizations in publishing, government, media, journalism, software, public relations, and a variety of public and non-profit areas.

Internship opportunities in the public and private sector. Students will augment their internship with on­ campus seminar meetings and assignments designed to integrate the student's real-world experience with the academic discipline. Typical internships are with organizations in publishing, government, media, journalism, software, public relations, and a variety of public and non-profit areas.

Research

Research Interests

  • Composition
  • Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Popular Culture
  • Fiction

Caitlin O'Neil came to UMass Dartmouth in Fall 2009. She teaches Intermediate Composition, Journalism, and Writing About Popular Culture. Prior to joining the UMassD faculty full-time, she taught as a senior lecturer at Suffolk University. Prior to teaching, Caitlin was an award-winning writer and producer for WGBH Interactive in Boston, working on well-known PBS programs such as American Experience, Masterpiece Theatre, Mystery, Antiques Roadshow, and This Old House. She has been a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, was a resident at the Vermont Studio Center, and is a board member of the Writers' Room of Boston.

Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Runner's World, Budget Travel, Publishers Weekly, Poets and Writers magazine, and other publications. Her fiction has appeared in Drunken Boat, Beloit Fiction Journal, Faultline, and Bridge, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 1995 and her BA from Tufts University in 1993.

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