Archives for March 2017

President’s Column: Some wins in our column for Sunshine Week

By Betsy Russell Happy Sunshine Week, everyone! That’s the week each March when, nationwide, we celebrate openness in government and access to public information. And here in Idaho, we’ve had some gains in that area, including a unanimous House vote – 70-0 – just yesterday in favor of expanding the Idaho Open Meeting Law. That bill, HB 273, would add boards, commissions or councils created by executive order to the law; it now heads to the Senate. … [Read more...]

Nate Silver’s coming to Boise; so’s APM’s Lizzie O’Leary

Coming up at Treefort By Frankie Barnhill Boise’s Treefort Music Fest (March 22-26) isn’t just about the music. This year, the festival will include some rockstar-caliber journalists sharing a behind-the-scenes look at their craft. Topping the Hackfort billing is a live taping of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast Friday, March 24 at 5:00 p.m. FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver will be joined on stage at the Egyptian Theatre by podcast host and producer Jody Avirgan, political reporters Clare Malone, Harry … [Read more...]

MEDIA MOVES

Ruth Brown, former reporter for the Idaho Press-Tribune, has joined the Idaho Statesman in Boise as a reporter. Todd Dvorak, former director of communications for the Idaho Attorney General’s office and former Boise AP correspondent, is now the city editor of the Idaho Press-Tribune. Jake Melder, former KIVI-TV reporter, has joined the Idaho Transportation Department as a public information specialist. … [Read more...]