Update: Right now, the article on the KTVQ site has a byline, listing the author as Aja Goare. Was it there the whole time? Perhaps is this a case of someone at KBZK just not updating the CMS correctly? That’s a possibility. So I’m willing to walk back my qualms about the byline on the… Continue reading MTN article raises ethics questions
Two statements reported in a television news story about the investigation into Belgrade High School principal Paul Lamb have raised the hackles of journalists across the Gallatin Valley. A report on KBZK on the evening of Oct. 6 by reporter Brooke Boone told readers that police in Belgrade have completed their investigation into allegation of… Continue reading Back and forth over accuracy of KBZK report
One of our reporters found this while browsing the TV news stations’ sites today. I wish the couple luck, but is this really worth of posting to the TV news site? Labeled as “continuous news”? Also today in things that probably don’t belong on TV news websites: KBZK lists an advertising job with the… Continue reading Today on the TV news…
Good grief. KBZK posted a story yesterday with the following headline:Â “Experts: childhood vaccines deemed safe.” Was this really news on July 1, 2014? Did we not know this one, simple thing before? Granted, there are anti-vaccination people out there who rely on junk science and exaggerated anecdotesÂ to form their opinions about the safety of vaccines.… Continue reading Vaccines and junk journalism
It must be sweeps week or close to it because the news stations in town are kicking it into high gear with special assignments and more reporting than normal.* My favorites: Who ends up paying for the countyâ€™s search and rescue operations? The answer, unsurprisingly: county taxpayers.) A local church speaks out about a handwritten… Continue reading A missed reporting opportunity
Our friends at KBZK are reporting tonight that the West Yellowstone Police Department and its veteran chief, Gordon Berger, are the subject of a investigation by the state’s Department of Criminal Investigations. We don’t have the story, but rest assured we will tomorrow. In the meantime, the quote from a West Yellowstone town councilman says… Continue reading West Yellowstone police being investigated
Butte’s KXLF, the oldest TV station in Montana, no longer has a news anchor on site, the Montana Standard reports.
Advertisements placed into KBZK’s stream of news on Facebook have prompted me to go over the Chronicle’s rationale about not putting ads in its Facebook stream.
Montana Tea Party members are using social networking tools to connect with each other and spread their message, according to KBZK’s Erin Yeykal.