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

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

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

Journalism student stretches boundaries, places amongst Hearst Award finalists

Until the 2015 spring semester, senior Kolby Kickingwoman hadn’t written a lot of long form in his time at the School of Journalism. He’d focused on shorter stories, most of them about sports. Six months later his first long form story tied for 17th place in the Feature Writing Competition of the prestigious Hearst Journalism … Continue reading Journalism student stretches boundaries, places amongst Hearst Award finalists