Sunday, April 21, 2019

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

North Dakota Leads Western States in Student Free Speech Laws

In April 2013, an anti-abortion poster was removed from the hallway of Griggs County Central High School in Cooperstown, North Dakota, after a parent...

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...

Capturing the Moment

By Hunter D'Antuono Whether he's tracking a wildfire up a mountain or walking the streets of his hometown, Kurt Wilson, takes shots that amaze. While...