President’s column: It’s been quite a year; we’re still here!

By Betsy Russell

Normally, the Idaho Press Club’s annual membership meeting – at which we take care of such club business as the annual re-election of the board and officers and any bylaws changes – occurs at the same time as our annual awards banquet in the spring. This year, the banquet was canceled due to COVID-19, and we did our awards festivities online.

But then we realized we still had to hold an annual business meeting, so we did it via Zoom. The June 25 meeting was well-attended, positive, and pretty … [Read more...]

‘The urgency of inclusion in newsrooms’ Journalism amid pandemic and protests

By Tom Michael

The coronavirus pandemic and statewide stay-at-home orders this spring changed work life for many journalists. We had to come up with new ways to reach our sources, to upload to our broadcast channel and websites and to share with our audience. After Memorial Day, the nationwide vigils and protests following the killing of George Floyd further complicated the work of a remote and disparate workforce.

 Newsrooms had to pivot to meet new challenges. How do we safely cover street protests? How do … [Read more...]

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In March 2020 Troy Oppie joined Boise State Public Radio as a full-time reporter and weekend host. He had been a freelancer and a volunteer for the radio station in the years prior. He began his journalism career in television sports and news at local stations in Seattle, Missoula and Boise. He rejoined journalism this year … [Read more...]