MJR 2017 publishes “Far From Comfort” edition

The new edition of Montana Journalism Review tracks Western journalists as national and global events push them past their comfort zones. From local coverage of refugee resettlement to an experiment in right-wing news immersion, the 2017 issue of MJR scrutinizes how news professionals are responding to growing distrust in the media and ongoing changes in … Continue reading MJR 2017 publishes “Far From Comfort” edition

J-School part of NSF grant to study food, energy, water

Faculty and graduate students at the School of Journalism are part of a new $3 million science grant focused on innovative approaches to studying the intersection of water, energy and food. Nadia White, an associate professor of journalism, is part of an interdisciplinary program called “UM BRIDGES: Bridging Divides across the Food, Energy and Water … Continue reading J-School part of NSF grant to study food, energy, water

Superfund Tour Sets Tone for Graduate Journalism Studies

You know you’re in the right journalism program when, before the semester has even started, you race to campus at 6:55 am, jump into cars with 10 strangers and drive two hours just to get a close and personal look at the largest toxic waste cleanup project in the country. And instead of being the … Continue reading Superfund Tour Sets Tone for Graduate Journalism Studies

Calgary Herald Reporter Covers Environmental Controversies

Over the course of Colette Derworiz’s 17 years at the Calgary Herald, she’s reported on everything from breaking news to enduring social issues, yet her latest beat has taken her out of the city and into the national parks. Now as a senior reporter on environmental issues, Derworiz spoke to the UM School of Journalism … Continue reading Calgary Herald Reporter Covers Environmental Controversies

Biogeochemistry Professor and J-school Collaborate through NSF Grant

When University of Montana biogeochemistry Professor Cory Cleveland begins a new project in Panama this summer, a young journalist will be coming along for the ride. Cleveland will build on his long-held conviction that “a fundamental piece of good science is to communicate it effectively,” when he embeds a graduate student from UM’s Master’s program … Continue reading Biogeochemistry Professor and J-school Collaborate through NSF Grant

J-School Professor speaks about science journalism

A University of Montana Journalism professor said the Environmental Science Journalism graduate program is a unique part of the Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent. The round table is an annual conference which serves to encourage a dialogue about environmental science in the mountainous north west region of North America. The area known as the … Continue reading J-School Professor speaks about science journalism