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

Award-winning Editor to Deliver Annual Pollner Lecture

Melissa McCoy, a former deputy managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, will deliver the University of Montana School of Journalism’s annual T. Anthony Pollner Lecture on Monday, Oct. 3. Her topic: “What the Media Communicate About Mental Illness.” The lecture, which is free to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the University … Continue reading Award-winning Editor to Deliver Annual Pollner Lecture

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”

ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg speaks on the importance of storytelling

For Kevin Van Valkenburg, Senior Writer at ESPN the Magazine, stories are “a time machine that can heal the world.” Van Valkenburg, who graduated from the UM School of Journalism in 2000 and has come back as this semester’s T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professor. He spoke to an audience that filled both the seats and the … Continue reading ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg speaks on the importance of storytelling

Senior ESPN Writer comes home

Each semester, the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professorship endowment brings exceptional talent from the working world of journalism to teach a seminar class. This fall semester, ESPN the magazine and ESPN.com Senior Writer Kevin Van Valkenburg is carrying on the tradition; except that he is the first Pollner professor to be returning home, and the … Continue reading Senior ESPN Writer comes home