Saturday, June 24, 2017

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...

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...

Montana Shield Laws Now Cover Online Documents

In an era when the federal government repeatedly pressures journalists to compromise sources, legal protection for Montana reporters got a bit stronger. The 2015 Montana...

University of Montana Student Newspaper Switches to Weekly Format

The media landscape is changing rapidly, and student-run media like the Montana Kaimin is no different. In April 2015, the Kaimin shifted from publishing...

Montana Newsrooms Struggle with Guidelines for LGBTQ Acronym and Gender Pronouns

Gender and sexuality issues took the national media by storm in 2015, from hate crimes against transgender people to the Supreme Court’s decision to...