UM J-School celebrates homecoming

University of Montana School of Journalism students heard advice from different generations of alums during homecoming.          The J-School hosted an alumni roundtable discussion to kick of the homecoming celebration. The roundtable featured a panel of J-School graduates currently working in journalism-related fields. Panelists are listed below. Kevin Van Valkenburg Reporter for … Continue reading UM J-School celebrates homecoming

Photojournalism students learn the reality of freelancing

Journalism school students and others received a crash course in how to run a photography business, when Judy Herrmann, past president of the trade association American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), spoke to a large crowd Wednesday evening. Although with a show of hands the vast majority of the audience identified themselves as aspiring photojournalists, that … Continue reading Photojournalism students learn the reality of freelancing

To our supporters and fellow J-Schoolers…

The year is off to a fantastic start here at the UM J-School. The smoke from the summer fires has cleared, and we’re enjoying blue skies and cool fall weather. Our students and faculty are hard at work already. Our student produced show, “Business: Made in Montana,” will air Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. on … Continue reading To our supporters and fellow J-Schoolers…

Eli Saslow returns to J-School

Students in the Pollner Seminar, along with faculty and other students, were treated to a visit from Pullitzer prize winning journalist Eli Saslow. Monday, September 21st, For an hour and a half Saslow, who taught at the Journalism School as the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professor in 2010, spoke on reporting and structuring long form narrative … Continue reading Eli Saslow returns to J-School

Senior ESPN Writer comes home

Each semester, the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professorship endowment brings exceptional talent from the working world of journalism to teach a seminar class. This fall semester, ESPN the magazine and ESPN.com Senior Writer Kevin Van Valkenburg is carrying on the tradition; except that he is the first Pollner professor to be returning home, and the … Continue reading Senior ESPN Writer comes home

J-School Professor speaks about science journalism

A University of Montana Journalism professor said the Environmental Science Journalism graduate program is a unique part of the Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent. The round table is an annual conference which serves to encourage a dialogue about environmental science in the mountainous north west region of North America. The area known as the … Continue reading J-School Professor speaks about science journalism