Sunday, September 24, 2017

5 Scientists on the Important Environmental Stories of 2016

When journalists decide to write about science, the experience can be both intimidating and frustrating for everyone involved. Reporters vie for charismatic characters and...

Why Journalism Ethics Need a Radical Reboot

Some journalists today, troubled by disorientating change, avoid philosophical questions and fixate on particular problems. How should journalists use social media on breaking stories?...

Digital evolution: When new media tools come of age

Since the advent of the internet, there have been several digital trends that have benefitted the journalism industry. Many advancements that once seemed like...

Montana Documentary Shines Light on Strippers

Through a hole in a rigged purse, a camera films a woman sliding half-naked down a pole. Faces fade in and out of darkness,...

Ira Glass on Finding Good Stories and Podcasting

Cheri Trusler caught up with Ira Glass to chat about the future of radio, the West and being heard. Glass came to Missoula to...

Audience engagement for journalists: How to slay social media

Social media is a must-do for journalists — it’s where news breaks and conversation happens. But just because you post on Facebook as a...

Tokyo Olympics: How to fix sexism in sports coverage

Anticipation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games is already mounting, and with it viewers’ expectations of media coverage. Rio reportage left something to be...

Pokemon Go: How augmented reality can work for journalists

Inhabitants of the Pokémon Go universe have an uncanny ability to recognize one another. Since I started playing the game, I’ve had some kind of...

Tracking Campaign Spending and Dark Money in the 2016 Election

Even though the 2016 elections won’t take place for several months, money is already pouring into Montana’s political races. In addition to familiar television,...

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...

Hank Green’s YouTube Success

Story by Hank Green, illustration by James A. Rolph Before YouTube paid his bills, before he planned internationally attended conferences — before he had fans...