Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Lee Enterprises Tests New Model of State Politics Coverage in Montana

When Lee Enterprises pulled two of its most senior political reporters from Helena in May 2015, concern grew over the health of Montana’s political...

Q&A: New Missoulian Editor Matthew Bunk Talks Desk Changes, New Approach with Former MTPR...

Sally Mauk retired as news director of Montana Public Radio in 2014 and still does political analysis for the station. For many years, she...

Why MJR Failed in 2015 and How It’s Moving Forward

“It was just a shitshow for the most part.” That is how Madelyn Beck remembers November 6, 2014, the final night of editing on Montana...

An Expert Weighs in on How Home Movies Fuel Fire Science

Editor Intro: When the Reynolds Creek Fire burned through tourist-heavy Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road last summer, a Missouri teen's footage shot from the...

Forest Service Burns Through Fire Budget, Reallocates Funding

To fight fires, the Forest Service receives a certain amount of money from Congress each year. Once it’s exceeded that budget, the agency pulls...

Cannabis coverage lights up newsrooms in Colorado and Oregon

In 2013, two years before Oregon legalized the recreational use of marijuana, Portland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly newspaper, The Willamette Week, hired its first...

Women editors sweep top positions at 4 metro papers in the American West

Over 20 years ago, Kathy Best, a young reporter in Washington, D.C., walked into a bar and saw something that surprised her — a...

Department of Defense Laws of War Manual Leaves Journalists in the Line of Fire

Matt Robbins and Bryan Denton met in Marjah, Afghanistan, in 2010. It was mid-February, and the U.S.-led offensive to drive the Taliban from a...

7 days on a right-wing news diet: When a blue reads red

Story by Peregrine Frissell, art by Rene Sanchez I grew up reading George Will in the Missoulian, one of 450 newspapers nationwide that syndicated his...

News Media Walk Tightrope between Online Free Speech and Protecting Advertisers

Nearly every story on the Billings Gazette website includes a bar at the bottom where readers can post comments. At least two stories, however, lack...

Standing Rock: Native journalists torn between passion and neutrality

Story by Jason Begay, photos by Olivia Vanni See more of MJR's Standing Rock Coverage with this interactive web documentary. Even if it weren’t for that...

One Frame Every Day

By Hunter D'Antuono When they were kids, Shasta and Shawna, now 23, had that secret, made-up twin language we all secretly wished we had with...