Pollner Professor Cheryl Carpenter: Journalism, and Democracy, Need Anonymous Sources

Cheryl Carpenter, the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professor this semester at the School of Journalism, told a crowded University Center Theater Monday that journalists should use every tool at their disposal, including anonymous sources. “The more experience I have as an editor and a journalist and a leader of a newsroom, the less likely I … Continue reading Pollner Professor Cheryl Carpenter: Journalism, and Democracy, Need Anonymous Sources

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

J-School part of NSF grant to study food, energy, water

Faculty and graduate students at the School of Journalism are part of a new $3 million science grant focused on innovative approaches to studying the intersection of water, energy and food. Nadia White, an associate professor of journalism, is part of an interdisciplinary program called “UM BRIDGES: Bridging Divides across the Food, Energy and Water … Continue reading J-School part of NSF grant to study food, energy, water

The Hard Way Selected as Banff Finalist

The Hard Way Documentary - the inspirational story about 89-year-old ultra runner Bob Hayes, has been selected as a Finalist for the 2016 Banff Mountain Film Competition. In its 41st year, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is one of the most prestigious mountain film festivals in the world. Presented by National Geographic and … Continue reading The Hard Way Selected as Banff Finalist

Welcoming Our New Director of Development

♦ From Cindy Williams, Vice President of Development at the University of Montana Foundation ♦ I’m pleased to announce that Gita Saedi Kiely has accepted the position of Director of Development assigned to work with the School of Journalism. In that role, Gita will collaborate with Dean Larry Abramson to grow private support of the School of Journalism … Continue reading Welcoming Our New Director of Development