Sunday, September 24, 2017

Private school kids in Montana reinvent television news

When you leave it up to kids to decide what to study, they might just choose to start their own television news show. On...

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...

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....

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...

Mobile phones both curse and blessing for exiled teens

The glass wall of Julia Fath’s office looks out onto the area where students take a 25-minute break between classes. She can watch them...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hungry Horse News Strives to Keep Community Close

By Megan Petersen In 1965, Mel Ruder won a Pulitzer Prize for his almost-solo coverage of a 500-year flood in the small town of Columbia...