MEDIA MOVES

 

Twin Falls Times-News

Former editor Josh Awtry was named managing editor at The Coloradoan in Fort Collins, Colo., in December. Alison Gene Smith, formerly a reporter for NCW Media in Wenatchee, Wash., joined the Times-News in December as criminal justice reporter.

Melissa Davlin, formerly a features reporter, moved to politics and government reporter in December and is covering this year's legislative session. Natalie Dicou, who formerly covered education for the Salt Lake Tribune, signed on as features reporter in … [Read more...]

MEDIA MOVES

TELEVISION

KLEW-TV

Anchor/Reporter Ronald Marasco has left KLEW and moved on to WOI TV in Des Moines, Iowa as the weekend Anchor/Reporter. Reporter Cindy Cha has left the station. A new Reporter/Fill-in Anchor is Veronica Miracle, a Washington State graduate. Matt Johnson has gone from Sports Reporter to weeknight Sports Anchor/Reporter.

KMVT-TV

Reporter Benito Baeza left for a position at a Twin Falls radio station. Andrew Reed, a producer, has been promoted to reporter.

KTVB-TV

New arrivals on the … [Read more...]

Meet your IPC: Jamie Grey

What's the best story you have ever covered?                 An EF-5 tornado hit the town of Parkersburg, Iowa in 2008. Debris flew more than 100 miles to my part of our viewing area, and viewers were calling me finding all kinds of things from wedding dresses to newspapers to photos.  I was able to personally reunite a photo with its owners in Parkersburg. Nothing has compared to that moment.  They had been hurt in the storm, their house was … [Read more...]

Public multimedia journalism project focuses on Northwest

Idaho Public Television and Boise State Public Radio share Kunz, who splits his time between the two organizations shooting video, gathering and producing radio features, while also writing for the EarthFix website http://earthfix.opb.org/.

Idaho Public Television and the state’s largest public radio station, Boise State Public Radio, teamed up in 2011 to bring the unique journalism initiative to the state. EarthFix is a public media project that generates multimedia content focused on … [Read more...]

President’s Column – To vote or not? New election law forces Idaho journalists to decide

Fast-forward to 2012 in Idaho. This year, for the first time ever, Idahoans have to register their political party affiliation with the state. Only those who are registered Republicans will be allowed to vote in the GOP primary election, which, in this Republican-dominated state, is, in many parts of the state, where the decisions are made as to who will represent us in our state or local government. The Democratic Party is keeping its primary open; anyone can vote in it.

But under Idaho's new election law, sought by the … [Read more...]

Annual Awards Banquet – An evening you won’t want to miss…

Those attending the event will have the choice of three entrees this year: grilled top sirloin with brandied peppercorn sauce accompanied by white cheddar mashed potatoes; pecan- and herb-crusted salmon with Champagne beurre blanc accompanied by roasted rosemary potatoes; or vegetarian butternut squash ravioli with fresh spinach and sun dried tomato sauce.

Cost to attend the banquet is $35 for members or $40 for non-members. For the first time, organizations and groups will have the opportunity to guarantee a reserved table by … [Read more...]

Who owns your Twitter account?

When the BBC’s chief political correspondent Laura Kuenssberg left her job for a competitor last summer, she did what many media folks currently do when they take a new job: She simply changed her Twitter username from one including BBC to one that includes her new employer, ITV. In that switch, she kept more than 60,000 followers, according to a Poynter Institute report. The BBC has a social media policy, but it doesn’t address ownership.

Boise attorney Lisa McGrath specializes in law related to new media, technology, … [Read more...]