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

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

From Print to Broadcast, Sojin Josephson Tells the Stories that Last

As a sports reporter at the Montana Kaimin, Sojin Josephson was used to fast turnover between stories. But when ESPN reporter Kevin Van Valkenburg joined the School of Journalism’s faculty as the fall 2015 Pollner professor, Josephson seized the opportunity to tell the stories that shaped some of UM’s star athletes, both in and out … Continue reading From Print to Broadcast, Sojin Josephson Tells the Stories that Last

Live Reporting Via Social Media: Grad Students Experiment At Vandana Shiva Lectures

Graduate students in the Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism program used several social media platforms for reporting live coverage of Vandana Shiva’s lectures at the University of Montana last week. By reporting live, via Twitter, Instagram and Periscope, the grad students tried to engage with a broader audience and instigate a conversation with people … Continue reading Live Reporting Via Social Media: Grad Students Experiment At Vandana Shiva Lectures