INSTITUTES FOR JOURNALISM & NATURAL RESOURCES

Rating: 4.91 stars   126 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Environment

Location: 121 Hickory Street Suite 2 MIssoula MT 59801 USA

Mission: IJNR's mission is to encourage higher standards of journalism and improved newsroom performance so that citizens and communities can be kept better informed. The organization concentrates on fostering deeper understanding between journalists and such important communities as scientists, policy-makers and natural-resource producers and consumers.
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Rating: 4 stars  

We have worked with IJNR for approximately fifteen years. In that time frame we have advised IJNR and its management team successfully. It is rewarding to see a lcient listen to your advice and then to have the client act upon the advice in a positive manner.

We appreciate IJNR for its role in society and its ehtics and behavior in the marketplace.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching it react to changing times and conditions. Economic changes are always challenging for non-profits- IJNR is not exception.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

look to or expand non traditional sources of funding.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Journalists too often are stuck behind their desks. They report stories on the phone. Or maybe they get to their state capitol. Or city hall. IJNR gets reporters into the farmer's field, or forests, or oil patch, or onto a river or a lake -- often into rural areas where natural resources battles are fought. The expedition-style career development journeys introduce participants to all sides of issues such as water supply and quality, forest and wild land management, farming, commercial fishing, tourism and energy development. For a little more than a week at a time, these journalists get to go deep -- and hear stories of workers, of local residents, of developers, of farmers, of environmental advocates, of policy makers. These are really difficult times for journalists, and programs like IJNR offer can help journalists feel more engaged in the issues they cover, help them tell stories with greater authority, help them feel better about their chosen career path -- and help them do better work. The result is an better informed public.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my work ... I have participated in two fellowships, and both helped broaden my understanding of environmental issues i covered. Both helped me work more national context into my local reporting, by exposing me to environmental and natural issues in other parts of the country.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

broaden focus to include urban issues at least once a year.

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