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

New Pollner Professor, Sally Stapleton, Teaches “The Value of the Moment”

As a third-generation journalist, Sally Stapleton grew up in the newsroom that her father owned in Kennett, Missouri. But her passion for journalism soon mixed with her desire for adventure, and she started working for The Tampa Tribune when she was 24 years old. Since then, her work has taken her to South America and Africa, … Continue reading New Pollner Professor, Sally Stapleton, Teaches “The Value of the Moment”

Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Journalist to Lecture at UM

Journalist and novelist Ken Wells will deliver the eighth annual Jeff Cole Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, in the University of Montana School of Law Room 101. The event, hosted by the UM School of Journalism, is free and open to the public. The talk, “Not Your Grandpa’s Business News: Confessions of … Continue reading Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Journalist to Lecture at UM

Students study Fashion Photography during J-term

When photojournalism professor Keith Graham asked his students what other types of photography they wanted to explore, three distinct themes emerged: the outdoors, travel and fashion. While January in Montana might not be the best time to teach class outside, the three-week winter term is perfect for delving into the world of fashion photography, first … Continue reading Students study Fashion Photography during J-term

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

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