Here's another WSJ story on the value of mentors in this crazy economy.
Do you have a mentor? One good source is the UMass Alumni Association, which hosts lots of events and activities in which you might meet a fellow UMass alum who's doing what you'd like to be doing.
If you've done an internship, you might ask your supervisor to continue in a mentoring relationship with you. It never hurts to ask.
You might also join a professional organization like the Society of Professional Journalists.