Thursday, January 20, 2022

Three On a Match: Q&A with Andy Smetanka

Interview by Rob Truax, photos by Louise Johns. It’s been three years since Missoula animator Andy Smetanka started on his most ambitious project to date,...

CORRECTION: Transients of the Digital Age

A version of the article “Transients of the Digital Age,” which was published in the print edition of MJR 2015 (pp. 19–27), contained several...

Scanner Shut-Off

Story by Jesse Flickinger Reporters in Billings used to rely on their police scanner to alert them to crimes. These days, they have to be...

I, Journalist

Few narrative devices are as contentious in journalism as the first-person point of view. First-time storytellers in particular pine to use it, only to be...

Letter from the Editors

Dear readers, It’s one thing to conjure up a bright new world of journalism with mobile apps, daring interactive storytelling formats, innovative pay models, and endless...

Ferguson: Follow-up

Column by Linda Tracy Following a long night of filming we hid and watched as the mob began to run, filling the streets. Police in full...

How To Digitally Reinvent The College Paper

Column by Ryan Frank, flame photo illustration by Tiffany Garner and Sarah Chaput de Saintonge With the newspaper business facing a continuous crisis, one of the best...

Losing Home Advantage

Column by Allison Franz Enjoy sitting down with your coffee each morning to find —and smirk at—slip-ups in your daily paper? Well, you’re about to smirk...
No Fly Zone by Erik Peterson

No Fly Zone: Drones in Yellowstone

Story and photos by Erik Petersen The footage is striking. Tiny dots of red, yellow, and green kayaks floating down the White Salmon River in...

About Face: The Other Side of the Story

Story by Alexander Deedy, photos by Elliott Natz There were teepees as far as Kathy Weber could see in every direction. Riding next to John...

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...

Shifting Perspectives

Story by Gwen Florio, photo by Sarah Chaput de Saintonge, illustration by Kristin Kirkland Missoulian crime reporter Kate Haake is thankfully free on weekends from...