Montana Journalism Education Association

  • UM High School Journalism Day
  • MNA’s Jim Rickman presents JOY scholarship
  • Students, advisers attend UM Journalism Day March 31
  • Premo named Montana High School Journalist of the Year
  • Fake News discussion a necessity in 2017
The downward slope

The downward slope

Now that the UM Journalism Day has come and gone, advisers across the state are preparing for the release of their yearbooks and the writing and designing of final newspaper...

April 3, 2017

With the new year comes a renewed sense of purpose

I have always hated the idea of making New Year's resolutions. I figure that if there is a change needed, one should just do his or her best to make it happen -- no matter...

January 2, 2017

MEA offers chance to connect

October 26, 2016

Missing the days of camaraderie and fellowship

October 2, 2016

New beginnings bring stress, excitement

August 29, 2016

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A note from UM Journalism Dean Larry Abramson

“Good journalism education prepares students for the workforce, because it gets them into the world. Few other majors offer the hands-on experience that a good journalism school like ours can provide. Our students leave this place with a portfolio of work, and with connections in the community. This is a great time to get into our profession, because producers of good content have more independence than ever. Students can reach an audience almost immediately—they don’t need to wait for some big publisher to give them permission. Digital tools allow everyone to have a studio on their laptop. Students have a lot of freedom, and our school encourages them to run with that independence." Larry Abramson Dean, University of Montana School of Journalism First Amendment PSA (video) Contest 2017

Deadline: May 3 FROM: Multiple surveys and studies have shown that Americans remain unaware of the five freedoms the First Amendment guarantees. When more Americans can name characters from an anim...

April 9, 2017No Comments

UM Journalism Day Contest Results

The PDF here is simply a copy of the results that were announced on March 31 at UM. The full comments are not included on these sheets I was given, but as soon as UM sends the electronic version with full comments I will...

April 3, 2017No Comments

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SUMMER CAMPS! Time to plan

Beth Britton, C. M. Russell High School

If you are a member of the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and keep up with the ListServ, no doubt you have seen many camps across the country sharing information, dates and costs. There are newspaper, yearbook, adviser-only,...

April 9, 2017No Comments

DATE CHANGE! — Montana Journalism Day set for March 31

January 10, 2017

Information send by UM Journalism School: Please save the date for our 4th Annual Montana Journalism High School Day! What to expect: Experience life at the J-Sc...

Journalism Dean Larry Abramson to speak Feb. 16 in Great Falls

Journalism Dean Larry Abramson to speak Feb. 16 in Great Falls

January 2, 2017

As part of the "Bringing the U to You" lecture series, a collaborative effort of the UM Alumni Association and MSU Alumni Foundation, UM Journalism Dean Larry Abramson...

Seattle convention slated for April 6-9

Seattle convention slated for April 6-9

January 2, 2017

The JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Convention is being held April 6-9 in Seattle. The convention features classes, guest speakers, write-off competitions,...

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Life Lessons Thanks to Yearbook  asked six women, ranging in age from 24 to 58, what life lessons their time on a yearbook staff taught them. Their honest and enlightening answers are ones...

October 16, 2016

TO: Potential Journalism Students

Richard Ecke, Viewpoints and Engagement Editor, Great Falls Tribune

Don’t go into journalism for the pay; the compensation alone probably doesn’t overcome the aggravation journalists face every day. Don’t go into journalism for t...

January 22, 2016

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Montana's high school journalists in action