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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...

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....

Why MJR Failed in 2015 and How It’s Moving Forward

“It was just a shitshow for the most part.” That is how Madelyn Beck remembers November 6, 2014, the final night of editing on Montana...

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,...

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...

Local Reporter Scores Rare Interview with Dolezal Matriarch

Brennen Rupp was terrified when he stepped into the small Christian school in Libby, Montana. He was looking for Ruthanne Dolezal, mother of Rachel...

Newspaper Challenges Montana Statute on Booking Photos

In Montana, a state recognized for its “right to know” laws, newspapers can usually count on access to booking photos of convicted felons; not...

Charging for Obituaries on the Rise in Montana Papers

As if paying for a funeral wasn’t expensive enough, small-­town obituaries now have a price tag to boot. The trend of small papers charging for...

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...

Year in Review: Sherry Arnold and Bakken Boom

North Dakota’s McDonald’s jobs start at $11 per hour By Jackson Bolstad In our last issue, “Boom: Reporting on natural resources in Montana,” we debunked the...