Three more journalists have been reported missing in Libya today, an increasingly hostile place for reporters and photographers trying to bring news of what is actually happening in that country to the outside world.
Here is the latest information from the Associated Press:
Two journalists working for a French news agency and a photographer traveling [...]
Photograph by TOM BAUER/Missoulian
A shout-out this morning to longtime Missoulian photographer Tom Bauer for his excellent photograph of a Missoula firefighter resuscitating a kitten trapped in a burning house earlier this week.
I’ve said here before how much I appreciate and admire the incredibly talented photographers on our staff at the Missoulian. Their work is [...]
Kudos to the Associated Press, for appointing a D.C.-based editor to coodinate coverage between reporters on Capitol Hill and reporters in the rest of the country.
In the past year or so, the AP has really kicked it up a notch – making needed changes and enhancing coverage at bureaus all across the country.
The AP’s Helena [...]
A wolf near the Clark Fork River west of Missoula. MONTANA FISH, WILDLIFE AND PARKS PHOTO
The Montana bureau of the Associated Press has released its yearly ranking of the state’s top news stories, and medical marijuana is atop the list.
Each year, the AP asks editors and newsrooms statewide to “vote” for their Top 10 [...]
For more than five hours on Monday afternoon, the Associated Press – the worldwide news cooperative that provides much of the Missoulian’s national and international news, as well as statewide news stories – suffered a computer outage.
As in: The news stopped flowing into our newsroom.
As the outage stretched into two, three, four hours and we [...]
The Moss Man in captivity. Associated Press photo.
Dog bites ‘Moss Man’ outside Ore. rock museum
I read hundreds of newspaper stories every week, the vast majority of them local stories for the Missoulian and the Ravalli Republic. Which means online stories need to be pretty darn significant – or pretty doggone weird – to make [...]
News comes from the Associated Press this morning of the death of a longtime Montana journalist, Jerry Madden.
Here is the AP’s story:
HELENA (AP) — Former Great Falls Tribune state bureau reporter and columnist Jerry L. Madden has died at the age of 76.
The family says Madden died Sept. 9 in Burien, Wash., after a short [...]
The Associated Press issued an excellent new policy this past week that I thought you’d want to know about. It addresses a concern I’ve shared with you before – how to let web readers know the source and reliability of information they’re reading in news stories.
For its part, the AP discussed and then implemented a [...]