Student Projects

Every semester, our students produce top-notch journalism projects in online, print, video, audio and photography. Montana Journalism students win Emmy awards, the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence honors, William Randolph Hearst Collegiate Journalism Awards, and the list goes on and on.

We believe students learn by doing. That’s why you’ll get a chance to report, write, photograph, videotape, gather audio, edit, design, produce and direct.  Some of our student projects have been winning awards for decades; others are brand new experiments as we respond to what’s happening in the world.

We believe students learn by doing. That's why so many of our courses offer the opportunity to imagine, develop and disseminate major reporting projects. Here are some of their projects, and you can also take a look at our graduate student projects.

Boom! Behind the Bakken Student Documentary Unit 

In-depth examination of a topic of importance in Montana. Students will produce a one-hour television documentary to air on Montana PBS and other outlets. Students will research, report, write, photograph, edit and promote the film.  

Montana Journalism Review Montana Journalism Review

Students who work on the annual Montana Journalism Review learn how to edit and publish a magazine, from the idea stage to the print run. MJR is the nation's first journalism review. Our MJR class is offered every fall semester.


UM News is a weekly news segment produced by senior broadcast journalism students at the University of Montana School of Journalism and Department of Radio-Television. The students work in Don Anderson Hall and produce the news segments in the Don Oliver Television Studios. UM News airs weekly during autumn semester on KPAX-TV and ABC Montana.

Native News  Native News

The Native News Honors Project is reported, photographed, edited and designed by students at the University of Montana School of Journalism.