The Key to a Career Freelancing, Including for the New York Times? ‘Take Rejection With Stride and Be Professional But Not Precious,’ Says Nate Schweber, ’01

By Noelle Huser From crime to politics to subway delays, Nate Schweber covers New York City news as a freelance metro journalist for the New York Times.  But with strong ties to Montana, Schweber enjoys returning to Big Sky Country to write stories about the West whenever he can. After graduating with a degree in journalism, … Continue reading The Key to a Career Freelancing, Including for the New York Times? ‘Take Rejection With Stride and Be Professional But Not Precious,’ Says Nate Schweber, ’01

Breanna McCabe: ‘It’s An Incredible Feeling When Someone Trusts You With Their Story.’

By Tessa Nadeau and Jamie McNally Breanna McCabe has helped inspire the next generation of journalism students even as she returns to her alma mater to tackle a graduate degree and produce a documentary project that’s taking her into remote locations in Montana and Canada. Originally from Missoula, McCabe chose to stay close to home … Continue reading Breanna McCabe: ‘It’s An Incredible Feeling When Someone Trusts You With Their Story.’

Journalism Students Cover Elections Across the State

Election season has been a busy one for journalism students at the University of Montana. Students have been in the studios of Montana PBS, Montana Public Radio and UM News. They've been out reporting on ballot initiatives and hotly contested congressional races. They've talked to voters about what's important to them. They've uses social media … Continue reading Journalism Students Cover Elections Across the State

Student Stories: Senior Skylar Rispens Tells Stories Across Platforms

Stories are at the heart of everything senior Skylar Rispens does. And, she does it all. Photo. Web editing and design. Writing. Social media. You name it, she does it well. Skylar says according to her parents, she's been passionate about telling stories even before she could talk. She graduated from Helena High School and … Continue reading Student Stories: Senior Skylar Rispens Tells Stories Across Platforms

J-School Senior Wins Prestigious Sports Reporting Award

This month, University of Montana journalism student Henry Chisholm will accept the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship for excellence in college sports writing. This national journalism award includes a $3,000 scholarship and a trip to Los Angeles, California on September 22 where Chisholm and the four other award recipients will be honored at Dodger Stadium. … Continue reading J-School Senior Wins Prestigious Sports Reporting Award

Reporter’s Notebook: Organizing That BIG Story

By Samantha Weber, Reporting Fellow, Crown Reporting Project  Working with the Blackfeet Nation, I met person after person able to share fascinating stories and insights. The story I thought I was going up there to find morphed and grew and before I knew it I had far too many characters and angles and details fighting for … Continue reading Reporter’s Notebook: Organizing That BIG Story