President’s column

Register now for unique training opportunity for Idaho journalist

By Betsy Russell

 Idaho Press Club members — both professional journalists and students — have a unique opportunity to learn about covering the courts from some of the top folks in the field, from journalists to attorneys and federal and state judges. It’s our 3rd annual Journalists Institute on Covering the Courts, in cooperation with Attorneys for Civic Education, the University of Idaho College of Law, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the U.S. … [Read more...]

Headliner event with Gov. Brad Little


RSVP by February 13 

You're invited to the Idaho Press Club Southwest Chapter's breakfast with Gov. Brad Little. He'll share his thoughts on the session and answer your questions on the record.

This event is always popular, and we have limited space, so reserve your spot early! We did sell out last year. Payment is required to attend, even for folks who don't eat breakfast. Register at

When: 7:30-9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19. Breakfast … [Read more...]

The Idaho Press Club offers two scholarships each year

Applications are due on February 15 of each year. The winner is announced at the Press Club’s annual awards banquet 

  •The Don Watkins Scholarship awards $1,500 to graduates of Idaho high schools who have completed at least one year of college and wish to pursue a career in journalism or communications. Full-time students majoring in journalism or working for a college or professional media outlet are eligible to apply. Click here for more details.

•The Mid-Career Scholarship awards $500 for any Idaho … [Read more...]

Mid-Career Scholarship winner report

 Going Behind the Scenes at the Idaho Governor's Cup

 by Audrey Dutton

I got a tip in 2018 to investigate spending by the Idaho Governor's Cup. The Idaho Statesman published the results of that reporting in a story that ran Jan. 3, 2019.

We found that over 10 years, the annual fundraiser cost $6.1 million to put on, while awarding just $2.1 million in scholarships. An interview with a regulatory expert also prompted a question about the event's purpose: Was it a political networking event, or was … [Read more...]

Media Moves

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


 The Coeur d'Alene Press welcomes back Bill Buley as assistant managing editor. For the past seven years, Buley was editor-in-chief of The Garden Island in Kauai. Prior to that, he was city editor at the CDA Press for 12 years.


Jill Hodson is a new morning producer; she’s a graduate of Utah … [Read more...]