Thursday, July 7, 2022

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....

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...

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...

Graduate Student Uses Analytics to Help Journalists Negotiate Contracts

With media organizations rapidly expanding their online presence, social media- and web-focused positions are becoming more popular. Until recently, journalists hoping to cash in...

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...

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...

An Expert Weighs in on How Home Movies Fuel Fire Science

Editor Intro: When the Reynolds Creek Fire burned through tourist-heavy Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road last summer, a Missouri teen's footage shot from the...

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...
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....

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...

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...

DUI Fashion: Meet the Alcohol Monitoring Anklet

By Michael Beall If only Kayla Pedersen had remembered to turn on her headlights. She was so close to home, so close to keeping her...