Award-Winning Documentary Director, Chad A. Stevens, Speaks At J-School

Chad A. Stevens, director of the documentary “Overburden,” tried out two other titles for his film before settling on the third. Appropriately, Stevens’ presentation at the UM School of Journalism on Wednesday, February 24th, also came with three potential titles: “The Life, Death & Afterlife of a Documentary,” “How in the World did I Survive … Continue reading Award-Winning Documentary Director, Chad A. Stevens, Speaks At J-School

Student Profile: Joe Lesar, Master Behind The Camera & Devoted Runner

Senior broadcast major, Joe Lesar, could have graduated in the fall, but he didn’t want to pass up all the great opportunities the J-school offered in the spring semester. During Fall 2015, Lesar took UM News, where the students produced weekly televised and online stories. As a photographer, Lesar not only supported his reporters, but … Continue reading Student Profile: Joe Lesar, Master Behind The Camera & Devoted Runner

J-School Alum Makes Top 10 List For Hearst Radio Awards

Emily Proctor talked with Vietnam War veteran Roger Cox for an hour and a half with the recorder running. She cut these 90 minutes down to three minutes and thirty-seven seconds of Cox’s own narrative, not adding a word of her own. The final piece, “Roger Cox’s Vietnam,” was one of two stories she submitted … Continue reading J-School Alum Makes Top 10 List For Hearst Radio Awards

Student Spotlight: David Detrick, Journalist & Entrepreneur

Ten years ago, if you asked UM Senior David Detrick what he would be doing today, he might have still pictured himself writing, but with his words grounded in music rather than in the news. He played with bands in Los Angeles, California before moving back home to Seattle, Washington. Detrick founded his own band … Continue reading Student Spotlight: David Detrick, Journalist & Entrepreneur

J-School Alum Wins Hearst Journalism Award

February 10th, the Hearst Journalism Awards Program released its top ten winners in the Multimedia One/Features category, ranking Kaci Felstet’s piece “Late Start” 6th in the nation. Felstet produced the multimedia piece last spring as part of the class Native News, co-taught by Assistant Professor Jason Begay and Associate Professor Jeremy Lurgio. “Late Start” tackles … Continue reading J-School Alum Wins Hearst Journalism Award

Preview: UM J-School at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

The 13th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) kicks off in Missoula on Friday, February 19th and runs through Sunday, February 28th. This year’s theme revolves around “impact.” Executive Director of the Big Sky Film Institute, Gita Saedi Kiely, describes this topic as a lens to examine “the impact of the stories we tell, … Continue reading Preview: UM J-School at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival