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

D.C. editor and former CBS, CNN correspondent named 2017-18 Pollner Professors

The Washington, D.C., bureau chief for McClatchy newspapers and a former CBS and CNN national news correspondent will be the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professors at the University of Montana School of Journalism for the 2017-18 academic year. Cheryl Carpenter, who will teach at UM in fall semester, became bureau chief for McClatchy in 2015 … Continue reading D.C. editor and former CBS, CNN correspondent named 2017-18 Pollner Professors

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

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

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