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.’

NPR Reporter Nathan Rott: ‘… At Once The Hardest Educational Experience I’ve Ever Had. But Also Just So, So Awesome.’

By Erin Sargent From Missoula to Antarctica and everywhere in between, University of Montana Journalism alumnus Nathan Rott has done it all: firefighting, fishing, working odd jobs across the world and eventually telling stories for National Public Radio as an on-air reporter. Working for NPR’s National Desk, Rott covers environmental issues and says that he’s also … Continue reading NPR Reporter Nathan Rott: ‘… At Once The Hardest Educational Experience I’ve Ever Had. But Also Just So, So Awesome.’

Be the Best and Be Kind: Wisdom from UM Journalism Grad and Nike Video Producer Thea Bergeron

By Kiana Hohman Thea Bergeron is the action star of J-School alumni, having filmed from helicopters, private planes, trains, and speeding SUVs. A lot of this production excitement comes courtesy of her main client, Nike. Bergeron has been producing videos with Nike as a freelance senior creative video producer for more than seven years. Her videos … Continue reading Be the Best and Be Kind: Wisdom from UM Journalism Grad and Nike Video Producer Thea Bergeron

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