President’s Column: Press Club working to increase professional development opportunities

I want to thank members of the Idaho Press Club for trusting me with this position, and thank Betsy for her years of service and continued support.

As president, my priorities include increasing professional development opportunities for journalists across the state, fundraising, and continuing to fight for access to public records and transparent government.

Over the next few months, we are working to set up a professional … [Read more...]

Mid-career grant winner: Eric Westrom

Two-day training focused on techniques and best practices

Eric Westrom is this year’s winner of the Idaho Press Club’s Mid-Career scholarship.  His article shares what he learned at the Director of Photography Creative Conference.  It was a two-day training event that focused on multiple techniques and best practices for cinematographers, videographers, and production crew who film narrative stories and documentaries. The presenters ranged from the director of aerial photography for Top Gun Maverik to internationally … [Read more...]

MEET YOUR IPC: Steve Kiggins, Times-News

Interviewed by Betsy Russell

Name: Steve Kiggins

Age: 48

Job: Editor, Times-News

Press Club position: Board member

Education/career path: I got my first professional byline at 16 years old, a sports gamer in my local twice-weekly newspaper, and I worked as a weekly sports editor through college. My first daily job was on an island in Alaska, where I made it (but just barely!) for a year and a half, … [Read more...]

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The Idaho Capital Sun welcomes Kyle Pfannenstiel as a full-time reporter covering health care and the Idaho Legislature, as well as other state agencies and capital city issues. He replaces Audrey Dutton, who has taken … [Read more...]