Friday, May 27, 2022

Ira Glass on Finding Good Stories and Podcasting

Cheri Trusler caught up with Ira Glass to chat about the future of radio, the West and being heard. Glass came to Missoula to...
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...

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...

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...

Letter from the Editors

Dear readers, Nine million acres across the United States went up in flames in 2015, along with more than half of the Forest Service’s annual...

Drone Pilots in the Hot Seat as Politicians Squelch Hobby Flights

Consumer drones have become a nuisance to many authorities, including wildland firefighters. In July of 2014, a hobbyist piloted his drone over a fire...

Tracking Campaign Spending and Dark Money in the 2016 Election

Even though the 2016 elections won’t take place for several months, money is already pouring into Montana’s political races. In addition to familiar television,...

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 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...

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...

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...

Hank Green’s YouTube Success

Story by Hank Green, illustration by James A. Rolph Before YouTube paid his bills, before he planned internationally attended conferences — before he had fans...