Idaho Press Club Fall Conference set for Oct. 17 in Boise

When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 17 (registration opens and Guru donuts and Flying M coffee will be served beginning at 8:30 a.m.) Where: Boise State University downtown facility, 301 Capitol Blvd., Boise, across from Trader Joe's What: Join us for our annual Fall Conference featuring hands-on clinics to help you get the most from data, as well as discussions about media literacy. Registration details: Free for current Press Club members, new members who join prior to registering for the fall conference and students. $15 … [Read more...]

President’s Column: A chance to learn about open meeting, public records laws

By Betsy Russell Everyone in Idaho – including reporters, public officials and citizens – should know about the Idaho Open Meeting Law and the Idaho Public Records law, what’s in them, and how to comply. That’s why Idahoans for Openness in Government (IDOG) has partnered with Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to put on lively, interactive seminars about these two important laws each year since 2004, all around the state. This year, the IDOG sessions are coming to the Treasure Valley. The first in this series of workshops … [Read more...]

Press Club writes to leadership about open meeting questions

Idaho Press Club President Betsy Russell and First Amendment Committee Chair Rebecca Boone, concerned about open meeting and notice questions involving the Legislature’s Tax Working Group, sent the following letter to House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill. The working group started as a small gathering of members of legislative leadership over the summer, and grew with each subsequent meeting. Then, the leaders asked the chairs of the House and Senate tax committees to each appoint five members from their house – but … [Read more...]

Contest time will be here soon; plan now to enter your best work!

It’s almost contest time! Now is the time to prepare to enter your best work in the Idaho Press Club’s “Best of 2015” contest, Idaho’s premier journalism contest. We will open the website for entries in early December.   Watch for a notice in your mail which will also indicate your membership renewal status and check our website often to see more details about the opening date. The deadline for entries this year will be Jan. 21, 2016. There will be no extensions, so please plan ahead! Entry is done entirely online; please start early, to … [Read more...]

Don Watkins Memorial Scholarship 2016; opportunities for mid-career and student applicants

Every year, the Idaho Press Club awards $2,000 or more in scholarships to working journalists and future journalists. It’s all a part of the Don Watkins Memorial Scholarship Program. We gather applications from across the state and award a $1,500 scholarship to one Idaho high school graduate who is currently enrolled in college, preparing for a career in journalism or communications. We also award a $500 Mid-Career Scholarship to any Press Club member who will use the money toward a project or professional development opportunity that … [Read more...]

Meet Your IPC : Deb Kristensen

Deb Kristensen is an at-large member of the Idaho Press Club board. She is currently a partner at Givens Pursley specializing in media law. She was the third woman in the history of the Idaho State Bar to serve as its President and has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2010, a Mountain States Super Lawyer and “Top 40 Women” Mountain States Super Lawyer. Deb was received the Women of the Year Award from the Idaho Business Review and the Idaho Women … [Read more...]


New faces in your newsroom or communication department? Let everyone know. Send your Media Moves to: PRINT MOSCOW-PULLMAN DAILY NEWS Cary Wilton, a senior at Washington State University in winemaking, is the new half-time sports and weekend photographer at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. He replaces Nathan Howard, who left after graduating from WSU in journalism to tour Europe. TELEVISION Boise market IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISION Brad Iverson-Long, formerly a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, has joined … [Read more...]