Sunday, November 19, 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...

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...

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....

College recruiting: Local papers play no role in rivalry between UM and MSU

Montana State University and the University of Montana are both wooing high school students to boost enrollment, but local newspapers have little or no...

Sports reporting: Entrepreneur from Montana pursues global career

Austin Green knew about Kristaps Porzingis before he was cool. Green, who graduated from the University of Montana’s School of Journalism in 2014, interviewed Porzingis,...

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...

Rural voices point out gaps in Montana media coverage

No story is one-dimensional, nor are they all reported on, and in a state like Montana, urban centers often generate big headlines while rural...

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...

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...