Montana Journalism Education Association

  • Students spend day at UM Journalism School
  • Sports journalism focus of spring “Mentoring Matters”
  • JEA and NSPA offering training through Partner Project
  • UM High School Journalism Day set for March 22
  • Final Adviser Update available online

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 m...

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 d...

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Journalism can change the world
I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon. -- Tom Stoppard, London Guardian, March 18, 1988
JEA conference makes an impression on Billings students

The midway point

January 1, 2018

Newspaper binding preserves your school’s history

Newspaper binding preserves your school’s history

May 21, 2017

The downward slope

The downward slope

April 3, 2017

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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
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JEA semiannual report available online

The 10 Best Journalism Movies

February 19, 2018

Teaching poetry with the New York Times

February 19, 2018

JEA and NSPA join forces with Partner Project

February 7, 2018

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