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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 Media Walk Tightrope between Online Free Speech and Protecting Advertisers

Nearly every story on the Billings Gazette website includes a bar at the bottom where readers can post comments. At least two stories, however, lack...

Q&A: New Missoulian Editor Matthew Bunk Talks Desk Changes, New Approach with Former MTPR...

Sally Mauk retired as news director of Montana Public Radio in 2014 and still does political analysis for the station. For many years, she...

Lee Enterprises Tests New Model of State Politics Coverage in Montana

When Lee Enterprises pulled two of its most senior political reporters from Helena in May 2015, concern grew over the health of Montana’s political...
Jacob Baynham rides a yak in Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in 2006, an experience he would later write about for Wend Magazine. (Anna Elliot)

4 Ways to Earn Your Share as a Freelance Journalist

When Jacob Baynham pitched a story to a travel magazine and received an offer for $1,000 in return for writing about his experience traveling...

High School Newspaper Makes Comeback of the Year

When the Hawk Tawk is in session, a dozen or more students cram into their small newsroom on the second floor of Bozeman High....

Cannabis coverage lights up newsrooms in Colorado and Oregon

In 2013, two years before Oregon legalized the recreational use of marijuana, Portland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly newspaper, The Willamette Week, hired its first...

Department of Defense Laws of War Manual Leaves Journalists in the Line of Fire

Matt Robbins and Bryan Denton met in Marjah, Afghanistan, in 2010. It was mid-February, and the U.S.-led offensive to drive the Taliban from a...

Why Journalism Ethics Need a Radical Reboot

Some journalists today, troubled by disorientating change, avoid philosophical questions and fixate on particular problems. How should journalists use social media on breaking stories?...

Montana Documentary Shines Light on Strippers

Through a hole in a rigged purse, a camera films a woman sliding half-naked down a pole. Faces fade in and out of darkness,...

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...

Q&A with Fired Sports Editor Colter Nuanez

By Austin Schempp In November 2012, the Boz­eman Daily Chronicle fired its sports editor, Colter Nuanez, after he had responded to a social media forum...