Media Moves

Idaho Falls/Pocatello  Market

Sports director Brad Shellgren took a job in Fort Myers, Florida.

Chris Huston, news director, is a new arrival from KFDX in Wichita Falls, Texas. Chris is in his 21st year as a news director, and 31st in broadcast journalism.  Family, friends, and lifestyle bring him to Idaho Falls.

Reporter Megan Boatwright left in January and returned to Florida where her family lives.   Brett Crandall replaced her … [Read more...]

Oh BOI! KBCI has new call letters, set and graphics

By Natalie Hurst

Talk about a new look for spring. KBCI has changed its call letters to KBOI and picked up a new set and graphics to accompany the change. It marks a return to the station's original call letters, back in the 1970s, along with its partnership with KBOI Radio.

"I feel the set and graphics reflect our KBOI 2News commitment to covering the news, weather and sports in our community thoroughly and aggressively for the viewer," said News Director Julie Weindel.

Weindel said the set was in planning … [Read more...]

Meet Your IPC: Nick Draper

Interview by Melissa McGrath

Meet Nick Draper. He moved to Idaho Falls shortly after graduating from Missouri Western State University in 2006 to cover the state Legislature for the Idaho Falls Post-Register. Draper, 26, is now one of the newest members of the Idaho Press Club state board of directors, serving as the print representative since spring 2009.  Here’s a little more about Draper.

Hometown: West Plains, Mo.

Previous work experience: Worked part-time in the sports department at the St. Joseph … [Read more...]

President’s Column

Statehouse reporting, the 1st Amendment and more…

By Betsy Russell

For almost two years, I've served as the head of a rather obscure group, the Capitol Correspondents Association. It's not a club. It's the credentialing entity for Statehouse reporters created by the Legislature in Joint Rule 14 of the House and the Senate.

Why would the Legislature designate a group of reporters to credential reporters? As former Times-News publisher and current state Rep. Steve Hartgen pointed out eloquently in a recent … [Read more...]

Awards Banquet: It’s time to celebrate our good work

On Saturday, April 17, Press Club members from throughout Idaho will gather for our Best of 2009 Annual Awards Banquet, for a chance to celebrate what we do - with humor, camaraderie, good food and drink and well-deserved accolades.

This is one of the basic ways the Idaho Press Club works to improve journalism in Idaho, through recognition of excellence in our annual journalism contest. Whether you're winning an award or not, please join us. In this stormy time in our industry, we all need a night of celebrating what we do … [Read more...]

‘Legislature Live’ brings session to all

By Joan Cartan-Hansen

Idahoans have several new ways to keep track of what’s happening at the Statehouse. As part of a collaborative effort with the Idaho Department of Administration and the Legislative Services Office, Idaho Public Television expanded the services offered by IDAHO LEGISLATURE LIVE.  Those services include over-the-air and cable broadcast of House, Senate proceedings, video streaming of the Joint Finance and Appropriation Committee (JFAC) meetings and hearings in the new 220 seat Capitol Auditorium and … [Read more...]