Sunday, April 21, 2019

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 design: Montana papers adapt to outsourcing trend

In a state known for its wide-open spaces, Montana newsrooms are wrestling with a new kind of distance challenge. Most major publishing companies have...

Letter from the Editors

Since the advent of the digital age, the news media have struggled with adapting to new technologies and identifying new models of funding their...

Refugee resettlement: Why local journalists struggle to lend a human face to politics

Story by Maddie Vincent, photos by Olivia Vanni As millions of refugees fled their countries in search of asylum, images of violence and despair filled...

Election puts campus sex column back in the news

Defenders of student press freedom were outraged when, in 2009, then-University of Montana assistant professor Kristen Juras tried to shut down a sex column...

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...

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...