Saturday, December 4, 2021

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...

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...

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...

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...

Drone Pilots in the Hot Seat as Politicians Squelch Hobby Flights

Consumer drones have become a nuisance to many authorities, including wildland firefighters. In July of 2014, a hobbyist piloted his drone over a fire...

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...

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...

Humans of New York: A critical review

Humans of New York is perhaps the worst prototype a photographer with actual humility could aspire to, making even the worst copycat sites (I’m...

High School Newspaper Makes Comeback of the Year

When the Hawk Tawk is in session, a dozen or more students cram into their small newsroom on the second floor of Bozeman High....

Live-streams transform media coverage of police shootings

News coverage of violence against African-Americans during police operations might turn into a routine if not for the emergence of new tools keeping journalists...

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...

Once Common Shout of ‘Timber’ is Only a Quiet Echo

By Bekhi Spika “The earth is very resilient,” said Mark Vander Meer, his eager smile busting through his white, bushy beard. “It’s people who aren’t.” Vander...