Montana Journalism Education Association

We don't go into journalism to be popular. It is our job to seek the truth and put constant pressure on our leaders until we get answers. -- Helen Thomas
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UM School of Journalism director provides mid-year update
Denise Dowling shares information about J-School’s future

Denise Dowling shares information about J-School’s future

March 27, 2019

JEA conference makes an impression on Billings students

JEA conference makes an impression on Billings students

April 27, 2018

Enjoy the UM J-Day

March 8, 2018

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The World Through a Lens: A Cyclist on the English landscape
The White House Press Briefing Room

NYT publisher shares vision for the future of journalism

January 3, 2018

The story behind COMIC SANS – video

September 26, 2017

Life Lessons Thanks to Yearbook

October 16, 2016

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These are just some of the journalism-related films that work well in high school journalism classrooms: * The Post * Shattered Glass * American Photography: A Century of Images * Truth * Spotlight * Big Dream, Small Screen * Good Night, and Good Luck * National Geographic: The Photographers * All the President's Men * War Photographer * Absence of Malice * Half Past Autumn - The Life and Works of Gordon Parks * Art & Copy (PBS) *Helvetica * The Paper * Jailed for Their Words (UM J School)
NYT’s Learning Network offers teaching resources
Media Now offers on-demand courses for journalism programs

Resources for online, yearbook and more…

March 24, 2020

Maryville University Online offers career information

December 19, 2019

Current Events Conversations

December 3, 2019

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Please consider sending PHOTOGRAPHS of your students at work in your classroom and throughout your community to Beth Britton for the MJEA web site. Also, if you have any LESSON plans or TIPS -- or an OPINION piece -- we would be interested in sharing those on the site. Also send LINKS or PDFs for your publication and they will be posted. You can e-mail material to: [email protected]
“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

Steve Hartman of CBS News is one of the best storytellers working today. For years, he has produced quirky, fun profiles from across the country, always bringing out the best in everyone he interviews. Read this 2002 Q&A with Hartman for insight into how he does it. Everybody has a story - Steve Hartman

The SPLC's Q&A regarding copyright and fair use is a good reminder for all journalism advisers and students at the start of the school year.   Q: Can we copy and publish material that we find through an online search engine like Google Images? A: The fact that material is available and easily copied on a website does not lessen its copyright protection. The best practice is always to get consent (and if you can’t, consider creating your own alternative). You may be able to...

The New York Times BY ANERI PATTANI JULY 11, 2017 Aneri Pattani, a recent graduate of Northeastern University, is the winner of Nicholas Kristof’s annual win-a-trip contest. She traveled with the New York Times reporter to Liberia. When Nick Kristof announced back in February that I had won his Win-A-Trip contest, the first thing most of my friends said to me was congratulations, almost immediately followed by requests for the inside take on how a Times columnist gathers material. I...

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