D.C. editor and former CBS, CNN correspondent named 2017-18 Pollner Professors

The Washington, D.C., bureau chief for McClatchy newspapers and a former CBS and CNN national news correspondent will be the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professors at the University of Montana School of Journalism for the 2017-18 academic year. Cheryl Carpenter, who will teach at UM in fall semester, became bureau chief for McClatchy in 2015 … Continue reading D.C. editor and former CBS, CNN correspondent named 2017-18 Pollner Professors

The Hard Way Selected as Banff Finalist

The Hard Way Documentary - the inspirational story about 89-year-old ultra runner Bob Hayes, has been selected as a Finalist for the 2016 Banff Mountain Film Competition. In its 41st year, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is one of the most prestigious mountain film festivals in the world. Presented by National Geographic and … Continue reading The Hard Way Selected as Banff Finalist

Standing Rock Reporting Trip Gets Big Attention

Following a five-day trip to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, a team of journalism students and a professor have been at the center of a lot of media attention, a sign that coverage of the intertribal stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline is both sorely lacking but also highly sought after. During Labor Day weekend, Associate … Continue reading Standing Rock Reporting Trip Gets Big Attention

Award-winning Editor to Deliver Annual Pollner Lecture

Melissa McCoy, a former deputy managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, will deliver the University of Montana School of Journalism’s annual T. Anthony Pollner Lecture on Monday, Oct. 3. Her topic: “What the Media Communicate About Mental Illness.” The lecture, which is free to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the University … Continue reading Award-winning Editor to Deliver Annual Pollner Lecture

Staying Curious: NPR Host Susan Stamberg on Becoming a Veteran Journalist

On a Sunday afternoon in Paris, while walking through the Luxembourg Gardens, Susan Stamberg came across a woman holding a sign that said “Hello! Let’s Talk.” Stamberg sat down with her, and when 81-year-old Miss Lily discovered she worked as a radio correspondent for NPR, she asked, “Well, don’t you want to interview me?” “Do … Continue reading Staying Curious: NPR Host Susan Stamberg on Becoming a Veteran Journalist

NPR producer, award-winning science writer to mentor 2016 Crown fellows

Two science journalists with a national reputation and a knack for working with young reporters will mentor this year’s recipients of the Crown Reporting Fellowship. NPR Senior Health and Science Producer Jane Greenhalgh will work with Nicky Ouellet, a second-year graduate student at the UM J-School, while Hillary Rosner, an independent science and environment writer, … Continue reading NPR producer, award-winning science writer to mentor 2016 Crown fellows