Thursday, December 14, 2017

Contributors create and collaborate on long-standing science blog

  Blogs have a short internet life, but in the realm of science journalism, this one has defied the odds. Called The Last Word on...

Newsletters: A freelancer’s success story

Ann Friedman learned the hard way that she’d gotten too popular. When her weekly email newsletter wouldn’t send one Friday, tech support broke the news...

Brian Calvert of High Country News reads more language books than blogs

What is your favorite blog? I don't read a lot of blogs, but one of my favorites is Last Word on Nothing, which is...

Coal mining: How reporters deal with personal bias

The first time my professional life as a journalist crossed with my personal life in a major way was in 2002, when workers at...

Science communication: New platform lets scholars write their own stories

When armed protesters took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, two professors quickly presented their views on the federal control of Western...

Entrepreneurial UM Grads Create Tourism App for Alaska

Cruise ships carry nearly one million tourists a year to Alaska. For Juneau-based entrepreneur Eric Oravsky, those visitors are potential customers. The former University...

Wyoming Media Outlets at Odds over Naming Cop

When a police officer in Casper, Wyoming, shot and killed a man, local news organizations had to decide if outing the officer would put...

National Story on Pending Earthquake Shakes Press in Pacific Northwest

Catastrophic death tolls, billions of dollars in damage and impact to nearly 140,000 square miles was the picture painted by an article in The...

Former Idaho Reporter Drops YouTube Beats on Vacation

Former political reporter for the Idaho Statesman Dan Popkey covered 26 legislative sessions in his tenure before accepting a job as press secretary for...

Graduate Student Uses Analytics to Help Journalists Negotiate Contracts

With media organizations rapidly expanding their online presence, social media- and web-focused positions are becoming more popular. Until recently, journalists hoping to cash in...

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...

Forsyth Dogies Dominate Small-town Wrestling

by Dustin Klemann In a blur of camouflage purple, the fans rose from their seats, some with hands over their lips, others with eyes closed...