Thursday, November 23, 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Montana Gets Its Reality TV Closeup

By Dustin Nelson From dates under the big sky with “The Bachelor" to a restaurant makeover at the Rising Sun Bistro in Kalispell, Montana made a...