Journalism without fear or favor
Celebrating a free and independent press in Montana
Hosted by special guest:
Best-selling Author and Journalist
John S. Adams
Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief, Montana Free Press
Former Lee Newspapers Capital Bureau Chief
Reporter, Montana Free Press
Schedule of Events
7:00 PM (MDT) — Live Panel Discussion Hosted by Sarah Vowell
Best-selling author and journalist Sarah Vowell, MTFP founder, executive director, and editor-in-chief John S. Adams, MTFP board member and former longtime Lee Newspapers Capitol bureau chief Chuck Johnson and MTFP reporter Mara Silvers explore the myriad threats facing the local news business and the critical role in-depth accountability and watchdog journalism plays in our democracy.
8:00 PM (MDT) — Special Screening of Dark Money
We will be hosting a special screening of the award-winning documentary film Dark Money, featuring the story of MTFP founder, executive director and editor-in-chief John S. Adams on his mission to create a free and independent press and expose the influence of untraceable corporate money on Montana elections.
Lifting Voices: Tackling Montana’s 2020 census challenge
With Montana’s response rate in the 2020 census lagging the national average, the state’s census promoters have an uphill climb to retool get-out-the-count efforts that have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lifting Voices: How food banks, senior services and schools are tackling hunger in Montana’s time of COVID-19
Food security isn’t a new concern for many Montanans, but it’s certainly among the challenges exacerbated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.