March 14th, 2017
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: greatermontana.org, under News and Events.
The Greater Montana Foundation is now offering new education assistance grants to individual Montana news media professionals and journalism students to strengthen their ability to report more effectively on issues of jobs and the economy. The $500 per person grants are for any course related to these issues, whether on-line or in-person, at any of the state’s post-secondary institutions.
General grants are available for nonprofits and others: for film, TV programs, documentaries, videos, webinars, etc. with applications due annually on April 1 and awards made in June.
A major goal for GMF’s founder, Ed Craney was to improve commercial broadcasting in the state. There is no deadline for grant applications from commercial stations if you can demonstrate that this is an urgent and critical issue & production is time-limited