Statehouse reporting is dead; long live statehouse reporting

A lot of pixels have already been spilled in the past week about the closing of the Lee Enterprises state bureau in Helena and the departure of longtime reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison, but I’m going to chip in too, mostly because I feel that their apotheosis has gone far enough. Were Johnson and… Continue reading Statehouse reporting is dead; long live statehouse reporting

UPDATED: Hackers transmit zombie alerts over EAS in Great Falls and Michigan

UPDATE: [The Great Falls Tribune has posted a story](http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20130212/NEWS01/302120010/Montana-s-zombie-hoax-likely-linked-similar-false-alert-Michigan) with more details and which also mentions the Michigan hacks. Reporter Michael Beall spoke with the manager of the Michigan ABC station I mentioned in my post, who said authorities there have identified a suspect in at least one of the hacking incidents there. Beall’s story… Continue reading UPDATED: Hackers transmit zombie alerts over EAS in Great Falls and Michigan

Does it matter whether you read on paper or on screen?

Barnes & Noble has announced a new version of its Nook e-reader device today, featuring a black and white touch screen and a price tag of only $139, the Associated Press reports. The new Nook’s battery can last up to two months, the company’s CEO William Lynch said during the announcement. It has a 6-inch… Continue reading Does it matter whether you read on paper or on screen?