President’s column: Time to celebrate Idaho’s best journalism

By Betsy Russell

It’s time for the annual Idaho Press Club awards banquet! So make your reservations, get dressed up, and come out and celebrate. We all deserve it!

This  big event will be Saturday, April 27, at the Boise Centre East, fourth floor, starting with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and awards at 7 p.m. The Boise Centre is located at 850 W. Front St. in the heart of downtown Boise.

This year’s menu includes: Rosemary and mustard marinated pork loin with Basque piperade; grilled … [Read more...]

Two high-quality training opportunities for Idaho journalists during our IPC banquet weekend…

By Melissa Davlin, IPC Vice President

In addition to this year's Idaho Press Club Best of 2018 Awards Banquet, the Idaho Press Club is proud to offer two days of training. Plan to attend one or both. These training sessions are free to attend, regardless of press club membership, but you do need to register in advance.

Covering the Courts: On Saturday, April 27th, from 8:30 to 3:30, we're partnering with Attorneys for Civic Education, the Idaho Supreme Court and the … [Read more...]

Meet your IPC

Brian Neudorff, Chief Meteorologist at KMVT

Interviewed by Rhonda Prast

Brian Neudorff has been the Chief Meteorologist at KMVT, a CBS affiliate in Twin Falls, since 2011. He joined the Idaho Press Club board in 2018. He graduated from Purdue University with a Meteorology degree and his first TV job was in Bismarck, North Dakota, at KFYR-TV in 2001. 
What started your interest in meteorology?
 I've always loved weather and the earth sciences - from geology to astronomy and meteorology. For … [Read more...]

Media Moves

New faces in your newsroom or communication department? Let everyone know. Send your Media Moves to:

Christina Lords and Chadd Cripe have been named editor and assistant editor of the Idaho Statesman, respectively. Lords has been working for the Statesman since 2017, when she was hired as a breaking news editor and reporter. She has worked at other Idaho papers, including the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, the Post Register … [Read more...]

President’s column: It’s contest time – enter your best work!

By Betsy Russell

The Idaho Press Club’s annual excellence in journalism contest is now open for entries. Be sure to submit your best work from 2018 — you deserve the recognition!

We have updated and revised our rules, divisions and categories this year, to ensure we’re keeping up with our fast-changing industry. There are quite a few changes! Among them:

We’ll have a new PHOTO division, separate from the various publication divisions, taking in all still photography categories. It also includes a few new ones: … [Read more...]

Journalists across the state get active shooter training

By Joan Cartan-Hansen

Run. Hide. Fight.  That should be your mantra if you ever find yourself in an active shooter situation.  That’s the advice from Gary Oster, a retired Boise police officer and now a trainer specializing in business planning for active shooter incidents.  The Idaho State Broadcasters invited Oster to speak to journalists across the state. Oster says most incidents are over before the police can arrive, so it is up to each individual to be prepared. He suggests:

▪ Practice … [Read more...]

Former publisher of NY Times visits Idaho

By Tom Michael
On Friday October 26, Boise State University hosted a public conversation with Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the former publisher of The New York Times. The event was held at the Taco Bell Arena, where he was interviewed on stage by former Boise State University president Bob Kustra. Sulzberger is part of the family that has run the "paper of record" for more than a century. He led the Times for 25 years until he retired in 2016, handing the reins to his son, A.G. Sulzberger.
The public discussion in … [Read more...]

Meet your IPC: Audrey Dutton, investigative journalist at the Idaho Statesman

Interviewed by Sydney Sallabanks

TWITTER PROFILE: “Investigative reporter for the Idaho Statesman. Data hoarder. Public records addict. Once filed a story while in labor.”

PRESS CLUB POSITION: President, Southwest Chapter; chapter representative to the state board

What got you interested in journalism in the first place?

I came to journalism later than a lot of people did. My first real gig was freelancing after college for an alt-weekly in Minneapolis. My day job at the time was in a … [Read more...]

Apply now for IPC’s Don Watkins student, mid-career scholarships

Deadline is Feb. 15

By Joan Cartan-Hansen

Need money for that professional training? Have a great idea for a story and no funds to get it to print or on the air? The Idaho Press Club can help.

The Don Watkins Mid-Career Scholarship awards $500 for any Idaho Press Club member to use for any training or project that will improve the working press in Idaho. This could include going to a conference you have wanted to attend or funding toward travel on that enterprise story you have been working on for months. The … [Read more...]

Media Moves

New faces in your newsroom or communication department? Let everyone know. Send your Media Moves to:


Idaho Education News' multimedia specialist Andrew Reed has accepted a position with EdSource in Oakland, Calif. He will work with EdNews through the … [Read more...]