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

Behind the Lens, Bronte Wittpenn Wins Hearst Award; Captures Story of Generations

The Bakken oil boom brought more than just economy to northeastern Montana, it also increased the amount of human trafficking on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Bronte Wittpenn, a current senior, realized this when she took Native News last spring and wanted to try to tell that story. However, her research revealed that the trafficking … Continue reading Behind the Lens, Bronte Wittpenn Wins Hearst Award; Captures Story of Generations

Reporting On Reservations: Native News Sends Students Into The Field

After weeks of planning and preparation, UM journalism students in the class Native News are spending spring break reporting on their stories. The students work in teams of two that pair photojournalists with print reporters to create a complete multimedia story. With the upcoming presidential election in November, Native News professors Jeremy Lurgio and Jason … Continue reading Reporting On Reservations: Native News Sends Students Into The Field

J-School Alum Wins Hearst Journalism Award

February 10th, the Hearst Journalism Awards Program released its top ten winners in the Multimedia One/Features category, ranking Kaci Felstet’s piece “Late Start” 6th in the nation. Felstet produced the multimedia piece last spring as part of the class Native News, co-taught by Assistant Professor Jason Begay and Associate Professor Jeremy Lurgio. “Late Start” tackles … Continue reading J-School Alum Wins Hearst Journalism Award

UM Journalism Student Ranks Among Top 20 Hearst Finalists

University of Montana School of Journalism photography student Evan Frost placed among the top 20 finalists in the national Hearst Journalism Awards Photo One Competition. Frost’s portfolio placed 18th in the Photojournalism I: News and Feature Photography category. UM journalism professors Keith Graham and Jeremy Lurgio said they knew Frost’s work was worthy of placing … Continue reading UM Journalism Student Ranks Among Top 20 Hearst Finalists

Students uncover Montana voices about race

In the UC Ballroom on Thursday, November 5th, a group of seven students and their professor talked about what they’d learned over a semester spent exploring questions of race in Montana. The students have created the Montana Race Project, in which they drew in six-word essays from around the state that touched modern questions of … Continue reading Students uncover Montana voices about race