Journalists Institute on Covering the Courts

With the Vallow/Daybell and Kohberger trials coming up in Idaho, the timing is impeccable for the next installment of our Journalists Institute on Covering the Courts, which will greatly benefit anyone covering those proceedings or any reporter who covers the courts in this state. Not only that, but the Journalists Institute is FREE to Idaho Press Club members (including lunch), and travel stipends are available for eligible working press members from outside the Treasure Valley to travel to and attend the institute.

The number of travel stipends is limited, and there’s a hard-and-fast deadline to apply of April 6. Here is the link to register for the institute:

Maggie Haberman Event

Idaho Press Club members have a fabulous opportunity: A private, in-person, on-the-record Q-and-A in Boise with New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, for our members only, on April 26, in conjunction with the Frank Church Institute at Boise State University. There is no charge, but pre-registration is required.

Haberman will be in Boise for the Frank Church Institute’s annual Frank & Bethine Church Public Service Award Dinner, at which Haberman will give the keynote address and receive the national award, and the local public service award will honor our own Betsy Russell. The Idaho Press Club is a co-sponsor of this event at the Boise Centre on the Grove-West, which will also include a meeting between Haberman and local students from BSU and Boise Schools that afternoon, followed by our Press Club exclusive with her from 3:45-4:30 p.m. Pre-register for the IPC/Haberman event by emailing Betsy ASAP at; please include your name, affiliation, contact info and Press Club membership status. Space may be limited.

We will hear a few words from Maggie, and then have the opportunity to question her on the record about journalism, from interviewing techniques, tips, experiences she’s had and challenges she’s faced as one of the nation’s top political reporters, to her perspectives on the state of the media, democracy and the future of journalism. Priority for asking questions during our event will go to working press and student members.

The dinner with Haberman’s keynote speech that day will begin at 6 p.m. and is the annual major fundraiser for the Frank Church Institute; tickets are available for purchase online at this address: The theme of the event is “Media Matters: Democracy in the 21st Century.”

Best of 2022 Banquet

Banquet reservations are now closed. Please contact Martha Borchers for more information –