MTJA Kicks Off New Trip With A Look Inside Fukushima

In May 2017, a group of Montana Journalism Abroad (MTJA) students will travel to Japan and report on the issues that continue to affect people displaced by a trio of disasters that struck the northeast part of the country in 2011. On March 11 of that year, a severe earthquake triggered a tsunami that decimated … Continue reading MTJA Kicks Off New Trip With A Look Inside Fukushima

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

UM Journalism Joins New Google News Lab Initiative

The University of Montana School of Journalism announced Monday that it was joining other top-tier media schools in the launch of a new Google “News Lab University Network” in an effort to better train new and existing journalists in data, search and emerging technologies. The Network is the latest effort by the School of Journalism … Continue reading UM Journalism Joins New Google News Lab Initiative

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

From Print to Broadcast, Sojin Josephson Tells the Stories that Last

As a sports reporter at the Montana Kaimin, Sojin Josephson was used to fast turnover between stories. But when ESPN reporter Kevin Van Valkenburg joined the School of Journalism’s faculty as the fall 2015 Pollner professor, Josephson seized the opportunity to tell the stories that shaped some of UM’s star athletes, both in and out … Continue reading From Print to Broadcast, Sojin Josephson Tells the Stories that Last