As former Alaska governor Sarah Palin continues her barnstorming book and motivational speech tours across America, she also continues to deride the media, calling mainstream newspapers and television networks “the lamestream press.”
It’s a broad and unfair brush, one I wrote about after Palin’s visit to Missoula earlier this year. In that instance, she warned her [...]
Montana is at the epicenter of a significant legal battle that at least some folks want you to believe is about the First Amendment’s guarantee that all Americans can speak their minds freely – without fear of being jailed, or worse, if their beliefs differ from the ruling majority.
But don’t be fooled.
This fight isn’t about [...]
One of the great programs at the University of Montana’s School of Journalism brings a visiting lecturer to campus each fall to teach a class, mentor Kaimin reporters and deliver the T. Anthony Pollner Lecture.
This year, that honor goes to Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow. His lecture is this coming Monday.
Here’s the info, as provided [...]
First: This blogpost is not about politics.
Second: Contrary to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s warning to the standing-room-only crowd at this afternoon’s Teen Challenge fundraiser in Missoula, the media did not “sneak in” to her speech. We were not there as “moles,” in her words.
Third: I only mention this because that sort of talk – [...]
Here in the newsroom, we’re busy collecting information from the dozens of western Montana legislative candidates whose names will be on November’s general election ballot.
Starting in September, we’ll publish their responses to Q&As – one district at a time for several weeks.
It’s a lengthy and occasionally frustrating process, finding all the candidates and securing their [...]