Boise State Public Radio moves into its new broadcast center

By Emilie Ritter Saunders After years of architectural and financial planning, Boise State Public Radio moved into its permanent broadcast facility this spring. Since 2011, the station had been operating from two locations, separated by two miles. Our news, engineering, and programming staff were in the Simplot Micron Technology Center in the heart of BSU’s campus. Our membership, development, marketing and administrative staff had already moved into the first floor of the Yanke Family Research Park on east Parkcenter … [Read more...]

President’s Column: When a public records request is denied…

By Betsy Russell Idaho Gov. Butch Otter surprised many in April when he signed an executive order creating an Idaho public records ombudsman’s office under his office – something many of us in the media had long been discussing and hoping to accomplish in Idaho. Initially, the ombudsman, Otter’s associate counsel Cally Younger, will be charged with collecting information and compiling concerns and complaints about state agencies’ compliance with Idaho laws requiring disclosure of public records, and working with the … [Read more...]

Best of 2013 Awards Banquet

Check out photos from the event online Remember way back in May when Idaho Press Club members came together to celebrate some of the best journalism and PR work from the previous year? Whether you remember the May 3 Best of 2013 event or it’s lost in a haze of post-awards celebration, you can relive it thanks to our first-ever photo gallery posted under the “Events” tab at Or, you could just click the link to view … [Read more...]

U of I Journalism school earns national accreditation

By John Hecht The School of Journalism and Mass Media (JAMM) at the University of Idaho was accredited unanimously in May by the national Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). It is the culmination of a quarter-century of on-and-off efforts shaping the program to meet the necessary national standards. The school combines applied training for media professions with a liberal arts approach to the study of mass media. It offers undergraduate degrees in advertising, broadcasting-digital … [Read more...]

Meet your IPC – Scott McIntosh

Interviewed by Joan Cartan-Hansen Interviewer’s intro: Scott McIntosh admits to being a little old-school. He graduated with bachelor’s degrees in newspaper journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and English textual studies from Syracuse’s College of Arts and Sciences. He is a new member of the Idaho Press Club board, but he is not new to Idaho. He and his wife Nicola bought the Kuna Melba News in 2006 and became its publishers. He became the editor of the Idaho Press-Tribune in Nampa in February 2014. Where … [Read more...]

Media Moves

TWIN FALLS TIMES-NEWS Nathan Brown is now covering state and local government for the Times-News. He replaces Kimberlee Kruesi, who is now the Associated Press statehouse reporter in Boise. Brown moved to Twin Falls from Middletown, N.Y., where he was a reporter at the Times Herald-Record. MOSCOW-PULLMAN DAILY NEWS Lots of changes at the Daily News. New reporter Michael-Shawn Dugar signed on from the Murrow School at Washington State University as reporter and Sunday layout editor. Murf Raquet retired as City/Opinion Editor … [Read more...]