J-School trains new generation of investigative reporters

Loosely defined, investigative reporting is the arm of journalism that deals with the uncovering of facts and stories that illuminate wrongdoing and injustice. These are the stories that some would wish to remain hidden. It requires hard work, a nose for documents and data and an ability to find good sources and draw out the … Continue reading J-School trains new generation of investigative reporters

J-School student finds new opportunity to report from abroad

On December 8th, graduate student Katie Riordan was recognized for her promise as an international correspondent when she received the Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award. The recognition was accompanied by the chance to spend her summer break doing international reporting, through a fellowship at a foreign bureau. Bureaus run by the Associated Press, Reuters, … Continue reading J-School student finds new opportunity to report from abroad

Journalism student stretches boundaries, places amongst Hearst Award finalists

Until the 2015 spring semester, senior Kolby Kickingwoman hadn’t written a lot of long form in his time at the School of Journalism. He’d focused on shorter stories, most of them about sports. Six months later his first long form story tied for 17th place in the Feature Writing Competition of the prestigious Hearst Journalism … Continue reading Journalism student stretches boundaries, places amongst Hearst Award finalists

Montana Kaimin staff reflect on a semester of change

Wednesday, December 2nd, the Montana Kaimin put out its last issue for fall 2015. For the all-student staff, it was the culmination of a semester of learning on the job as they guided the newspaper through its recent transition from a daily paper into a weekly print edition with daily online present, all while facing … Continue reading Montana Kaimin staff reflect on a semester of change

Graduate student focuses on reservations, natural resources

On a Wednesday, which is Veterans Day and a welcome day off for most students, Nicky Ouellet is reporting on the Flathead Indian Reservation for a story about the Kerr Hydroelectric Dam, now renamed the Se̓liš Ksanka Qĺispe̓ Project and managed by Energy Keepers, a tribally owned corporation of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. … Continue reading Graduate student focuses on reservations, natural resources