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

J-School Senior Wins Prestigious Sports Reporting Award

This month, University of Montana journalism student Henry Chisholm will accept the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship for excellence in college sports writing. This national journalism award includes a $3,000 scholarship and a trip to Los Angeles, California on September 22 where Chisholm and the four other award recipients will be honored at Dodger Stadium. … Continue reading J-School Senior Wins Prestigious Sports Reporting Award

Welcome New J-School Students! Here Are a Few Tips and Events to Get You Started

We are gearing up for another great year at the J-School. Classes start Aug. 27, but that’s not the only way to get the semester kicked off. Here are a few opportunities to get to know the J-School as you get started. J-School Open House Don Anderson Hall Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m. – Noon … Continue reading Welcome New J-School Students! Here Are a Few Tips and Events to Get You Started

Native News photographer Sophie Tsairis lays in the middle of a deserted highway to snap a photo of the landscape.

Why J-School? 5 (Good) Reasons to Study Journalism (At the University of Montana)

Why get a journalism degree? Mostly because of all the things. But specifically, a journalism degree can open doors for you. In journalism, you learn to tell compelling stories, ask good questions, parse complex issues and how to be fair but fierce. You get to create cool things (Documentaries! Podcasts! Magazines!) and keep up with … Continue reading Why J-School? 5 (Good) Reasons to Study Journalism (At the University of Montana)

Broadcast Education Association Recognizes UM J-School Students, Professor Jule Banville Wins “Best of Competition”

The Broadcast Education Association has recognized the excellent work of University of Montana School of Journalism students in its annual awards competition and given Associate Professor Jule Banville the “Best of Competition” award for an audio documentary that aired on her podcast, Last Best Stories. Banville's award comes from the faculty division of the competition, … Continue reading Broadcast Education Association Recognizes UM J-School Students, Professor Jule Banville Wins “Best of Competition”

J-School grads contribute to The East Bay Times’ Pulitzer win

Two UM Journalism School grads played a part in the East Bay Times' 2017 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting. The East Bay Times, created by the April 2016 consolidation of the Oakland Tribune and the Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, California), received the award April 10 for its coverage of the "Ghost Ship" fire … Continue reading J-School grads contribute to The East Bay Times’ Pulitzer win