Media Coverage of the 2016 Presidential Campaign – Video Recording

Larry Abramson, Dean of the University of Montana’s School of Journalism, was the featured speaker for the “Bringing the U to You” Lecture Series at  Great Falls College MSU recently, according to Greater Montana Foundation Trustee Norma Ashby, who arranged the lecture.

Abramson’s lecture addressed such provocative questions as, “Was anyone happy with how the media covered the recent Presidential race?” and “How is the public coping with the unlimited sources of information?” and “What about the accusations of fake news?”

Ashby noted that Abramson is uniquely qualified to provide insights on the recent campaign.  He moved to Missoula from Washington, D.C., where he spent three decades as a professional journalist, nearly all of them at National Public Radio.   Appointed in 2014, he is the first dean of the University of Montana School of Journalism to have a broadcast, rather than a print, media background.

With a grant for a professional video recording from the Greater Montana Foundation, this timely and relevant lecture is now available on-line at the Greater Montana Foundation website:, under News and Events.


Larry Abramson Lecture:

Larry Abramson Q&A Session After the Lecture: