UM Homecoming With The J-School, Where You ‘Learn By Doing’

This homecoming, we’re celebrate what makes the J-School so special: learning by doing. The video above from One Acre Films will be screened at the homecoming reception at Don Anderson Hall on Friday. But, we wanted you to get a sneak peek too.

Here’s what’s on tap for 2017 Homecoming at the UM J-School:

Friday, Oct. 13:
2 p.m. —Journalism Alumni Roundtable Discussion, Don Anderson Hall, Room 210
3-4:30 p.m.— School of Journalism Homecoming Reception, Don Anderson Hall, Room 201

Saturday, Oct. 14: 
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: J-School Tailgate – BBQ and Beer, South River Bowl Spot #14 (across from the Adams Center parking lot)

JRNL_Homecoming_Postcard_FinalSchool of Journalism Homecoming Events:

Monday, Oct. 16: 
7 p.m. — Annual Pollner Lecture: “What Should the Media Do About Leaks & Anonymous Sources,” presented by 2017 Distinguished Pollner fellow Cheryl Carpenter, University Center Theater

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Reporter David Fahrenthold to Speak at UM

David Fahrenthold: Washington Post staff portraits on September, 09, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)
Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold in Washington, DC.
(Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold will deliver “Covering President Trump: The inside story from the reporter Trump called a ‘nasty guy.’” His talk is Monday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public.

Fahrenthold spent a year covering the 2016 presidential race and then-Republican nominee Donald Trump. He will talk about his experience on the campaign trail and what it was like to cover Trump. Fahrenthold began working for The Post in 2000. He covered car crashes in the District of Columbia and has also covered the environment and Capitol Hill. He is currently covering President Trump.

This event is sponsored by the University of Montana School of Journalism. The School of Journalism launched in 1914, and has trained generations of journalists in print, broadcast, photography and, more recently, new media. The school regularly ranks among the top 10 journalism schools in the United States.

Susan Carey to Deliver Cole Lecture at UM

Susan CareySusan Carey, veteran aviation reporter at The Wall Street Journal, will deliver the annual Jeff Cole Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the University of Montana. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held inside the Alexander Blewett III School of Law Room 101.

The talk, titled “Old School in the New Journalism Era,” is the ninth installment of the UM School of Journalism’s annual Jeff Cole Distinguished Lecture Series. The series honors Cole, a Butte native who graduated from the School of Journalism in 1980. He was the aeronautics editor at The Wall Street Journal when he was killed in a plane crash while on assignment in January 2001.

Carey joined the Journal at age 25 to cover coal mining, steel, labor unions and Appalachia. She later covered airlines, aerospace and tourism in Europe where she witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall. From there, she reported for the Asian WSJ in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

While in Asia, she met Jeff Cole. She describes him as “a wonderful friend and an inspiration.”

The lecture is supported by the Jeff Cole Legacy Fund, which also offers an annual scholarship and a spring dinner for students who work at the Montana Kaimin, UM’s independent student newspaper.

The UM School of Journalism launched in 1914, and has trained generations of journalists in print, broadcast, photography and, more recently, new media. The school regularly ranks among the top 10 journalism schools in the United States.