Friday, May 27, 2022

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Forest Service Burns Through Fire Budget, Reallocates Funding

To fight fires, the Forest Service receives a certain amount of money from Congress each year. Once it’s exceeded that budget, the agency pulls...

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...

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...

National Story on Pending Earthquake Shakes Press in Pacific Northwest

Catastrophic death tolls, billions of dollars in damage and impact to nearly 140,000 square miles was the picture painted by an article in The...

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...

Explosive Real Estate

By Kellen Beck A light layer of snow blankets the North Helena Valley, covering old mortar pieces hidden in long pasture grass. Spent 105 mm...