Friday, September 24, 2021

Standing Rock: Media Watch

Since April, thousands of Native Americans and their allies have camped near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on the Sioux Standing Rock reservation. They’re speaking...
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....

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...
New vegetation fills an old burn area from the Trapper Fire in 2003. (Jake Green)

How Journalists Fan the Flames of Wildfire in the West

Firefighters often talk about the incomparable beauty of a forest burning at night. Fire fascinates. Its flicker in a campsite has always been mesmerizing....

5 Scientists on the Important Environmental Stories of 2016

When journalists decide to write about science, the experience can be both intimidating and frustrating for everyone involved. Reporters vie for charismatic characters and...

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...

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...

Montana State Archives Digitized for Easier Access

With Montana joining the growing number of states with digital library archives, researchers from all over the world can now access state documents without...

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...

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...

Working Around HIPAA

By Nate Hegyi Hospitals may view their primary role as helping those injured or sick, but regulations aimed at protecting patient privacy also create significant...