Montana Public Radio Reporter Awarded New York Fellowship

June 05, 2017

MISSOULA – Montana Public Radio capitol correspondent Corin Cates-Carney recently received a fellowship to spend July 23-28 in New York City learning about state and local fiscal issues as part of the Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program.

Through weeklong and weekend training, the Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism emphasizes gaining in-depth knowledge of key controversies, overcoming reporting challenges and improving storytelling. The program helps journalists stay on top of breaking issues through its email newsletter and website, and it creates a network of reporters covering the fiscal beat.

“We’re so happy that Corin has been selected for this prestigious fellowship,” MTPR News Director Eric Whitney said. “He works so hard and is so deserving of this honor.”

Cates-Carney joined MTPR as the Flathead-area reporter in 2015 after graduating from the University of Montana School of Journalism and working as an intern at NPR West in Culver City, California. He became MTPR’s capitol correspondent in December 2015, and he has covered the 2016 election, the 2017 Montana Legislature and May’s special election for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Ravitch Program is funded by generous grants from Richard Ravitch, longtime New York civic leader, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

Montana Public Radio is a service of UM. MTPR FM broadcast stations include 89.1 Missoula (KUFM), 91.5 Missoula, city (K218AI), 91.9 Hamilton (KUFN), 89.5 Polson (KPJH), 90.1 Kalispell, Whitefish, North Valley (KUKL), 90.5 Libby (KUFL), 91.7 Kalispell, city (K219BN), 101.3 Swan Lake (K267BJ), 91.3 Butte (KAPC), 91.7 Helena (KUHM), 91.7 Dillon (K219DN) and 89.9 Great Falls (KGPR).

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Contact: Eric Whitney, Montana Public Radio news director, 406-243-4075,