MISSOULA – The Montana Journalism Review, an award-winning magazine produced by University of Montana School of Journalism students, has released its 2015 edition.
For the 44th issue, the nation’s oldest journalism review has expanded its coverage of media and journalism to neighboring states with a new section titled “Neighborhood Watch.”
Managing editor Austin Schempp said the new section provides MJR a chance to serve a wider audience.
“We felt that there was an audience we could reach in surrounding states with issues and news that aren’t covered by other magazines,” Schempp said.
The theme of the 2015 edition of the magazine is “Shift.” Staff and contributors focused on the shifting landscape of the media industry and how journalists, news sources and audiences are adapting to change.
MJR also investigated the state of television news in Montana with a three-part cover story featured in the center of the magazine.
Throughout the fall semester, MJR staff worked on producing multimedia content and increasing its subscriber base. The magazine’s production is part of a Journalism capstone course.
At the School of Journalism centennial celebration event held in September, MJR staff members connected with alumni and gained 100 more subscribers through a quiz asking, “Which type of Montana journalist are you?”
The quiz, along with other exclusive content, can be found online at http://mjr.jour.umt.edu.
UM graduate student Abbey Dufoe worked on a new tablet edition that will be released separately.
Montana Journalism Review was founded by Dean Nathaniel Blumberg in 1958. Since 2012, journalism Professor Henriette Lowisch has served as its editor-in-chief and mentored students through MJR’s production. In 2014, MJR won several national and regional awards for design and storytelling.
To sign up for a free subscription to the magazine, visit http://mjr.jour.umt.edu.