President’s column: A reminder of the value of our public records laws

By Betsy Russell

 It's not every day that journalists from Angola, Costa Rica, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore and Tanzania are checking out Idaho’s state Capitol, meeting with student journalists at Boise State, stopping by Idaho Public Television and meeting with various Idahoans. But it happened in June, as the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program brought the group to Boise, after trips to Washington, D.C. and Tampa, Fla., and before a visit to Boston.

 They were part of a group … [Read more...]

Public radio launches new investigative podcast

By Tom Michael

As part of its work with the Mountain West News Bureau, Boise State Public Radio has launched LOCKED, a limited-series podcast about a transgender inmate who is suing the state of Idaho for sex reassignment surgery. 

It looks at the case of Adree Edmo, which is now being weighed before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. If Edmo wins, she’ll be the first inmate to receive surgery through court order, and that could create ripple effects in prisons across the west and potentially the … [Read more...]

Spacial audio mixing: ‘The wave of the future’

Mid-Career Scholarship winner’s report: 360-degree video

By Troy Shreve

Editor’s note: The Idaho Press Club’s Don Watkins Mid-Career Scholarship awards $500 for an Idaho Press Club member to use for any training or project that will improve the working press in Idaho; the deadline to apply is Feb. 15 each year. This year’s winner, Troy Shreve of Idaho Public Television, shares what he learned.

A couple years ago at a strategic planning event for Idaho Public Television, I was part of a group … [Read more...]

IPC steps up training opportunities

Press Club spring training draws crowd; more in the works

The Idaho Press Club sponsored a full weekend of free training for our members the weekend of this year’s annual awards banquet, and both the Saturday and Sunday sessions April 27-28 were high-quality and well-attended.

On Saturday, we held the 2nd annual Institute for Journalists on Covering the Courts, in collaboration with Attorneys for Civic Education, the Idaho Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho and the … [Read more...]

Meet your Idaho Press Club board member

Jennifer Swindell, founder, CEO and managing editor at Idaho Education News

Jennifer Swindell has been an Idaho journalist for 30 years. She spent 20 years with the Idaho Statesman in a variety of writing and editing roles before becoming an information director for the Caldwell School District and then a communications director at Boise State University. While at Boise State, she launched her “big idea” to start Idaho Education News. Six years later, hosts thousands of page views a day and has seven … [Read more...]

Media Moves & Award News

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George Prentice joins the radio network as its full-time local host for Morning Edition, as previous host Matt Guilhem returns to California. Prentice has been with the station for decades, most recently as host of Weekend Edition on Saturday. He leaves his position as Editor of the Boise Weekly.
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