Fall Conference Follow-up

The Idaho Press Club's Fall Conference this year was a partnership with the Utah-Idaho-Spokane Associated Press Association (UISAPA), and drew a crowd to the US Bank Building in Boise for training panels on covering breaking news by use of all the new multimedia platforms; using social media to break news and enrich reporting; and making use of public records to be the public's watchdog.   Photos include presenters Anna Johnson and Todd Dvorak from AP and Greg Hahn from the Idaho … [Read more...]




Chris Nettleton is the new Sports Director. He previously worked at stations in Minnesota, Tennessee and Iowa.  Stephanie Smith is the new morning news show co-anchor.  She came from KLEW.


Idaho Public Television

Greg Hahn, formerly an editor for the Idaho Statesman, is the new Producer/Reporter/Host for Idaho Reports.  Melanie Corry, Associate Producer for Dialogue, departs to work for the PBS station in Redding, Calif.



New arrivals … [Read more...]

Meet your IPC: Kelsey Jacobson

Name: Kelsey Jacobson

Press Club position: Board member of the IPC Southwest Chapter

Job: Senior Digital Media Producer for KTVB.COM.  I really like the new media side of journalism.  I love writing for the web, designing new web pages, graphics, and I really enjoy the social media aspect of it all.  With how fast everything changes in the new media world, it's hard to say where my career will take me!

Education: I graduated magna cum laude from the University of … [Read more...]

Judge orders records released, sets precedent for Idaho Public Records Law

By Betsy Russell

An Idaho judge has issued a significant court decision finding that the personnel records of former University of Idaho Professor Ernesto Bustamante – who took his own life after shooting to death graduate student Katy Benoit - must be released under the Idaho Public Records Law.

The Idaho Press Club joined with media organizations across the state, including the Lewiston  Tribune, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Idaho Statesman, The Spokesman-

Review,  The Associated Press and … [Read more...]

More news, more crews as Boise area TV market continues to evolve

By Don Day

BOISE - Leaves weren’t the only things changing across the Treasure Valley landscape this fall -- the local television landscape was undergoing a dramatic shift of its own.

The month of September saw an unprecedented number of changes to each of the local stations that produce news – with changes to nearly every station’s lineup.

Local television has seen a major expansion of its available news product over the last 12 years or so. On any given weekday in 1999 just three channels presented a total … [Read more...]

National NPR reporting collaboration covers state news, impact in Idaho

By Sadie Babits

Idaho's Boise State Public Radio is at the center of a national initiative to expand and improve reporting on state government and how it affects people and communities – through both broadcast and online reporting.

Two new full-time reporters have been hired and started in mid-September as part of  StateImpact Idaho. It's one of eight StateImpact projects launched in collaboration with National Public Radio; the others are in Florida, Indiana, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and … [Read more...]