Friday, September 24, 2021

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...

North Dakota Leads Western States in Student Free Speech Laws

In April 2013, an anti-abortion poster was removed from the hallway of Griggs County Central High School in Cooperstown, North Dakota, after a parent...
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....

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...

Former Idaho Reporter Drops YouTube Beats on Vacation

Former political reporter for the Idaho Statesman Dan Popkey covered 26 legislative sessions in his tenure before accepting a job as press secretary for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CORRECTION: Lee Enterprises Tests New Model of State Politics Coverage in Montana

The article, "Lee Enterprises Tests New Model of State Politics Coverage in Montana," which was published in Montana Journalism Review 2016 (web and print),...

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...

After Jaffe

By McHugh Pierre For eight years Missoula politicos closely followed city Councilman Bob Jaffe’s much anticipated weekly digest of council and committee meetings. But 2014...