Saturday, December 4, 2021

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...

State polls: Rural media face rising cost of political surveys

For years pundits have gone on about the death of polling, from a decline in response rates to candidates rejecting the accuracy of polls....

Independent news sites challenge Lee paper supremacy

He's one of those guys who jump in the water without checking the temperature. So the splashdown was a shock when Martin Kidston quit his regular-paycheck...

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...

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...

Griz beat Cats in Montana headline analysis

A year’s worth of headlines allows a glimpse into the common universe of newspapers from across Montana. We analyzed 2,083 titles that ran in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

50th Anniversary of Vietnam: Through a Veteran’s Lens

Story by Tera Dittbrenner, photos by Bernie Azure. Bernie Azure an Assiniboine from Montana, volunteered for Vietnam when he was 19 years old. He returned...