Student Documentary Unit

Montana Rx

Students at the University of Montana School of Journalism conceive, research, report, photograph, and edit a one-hour television documentary for MontanaPBS and other statewide outlets. This documentary presents an in-depth examination of an issue of importance in the state.


The 2017 documentary, "Montana Rx: Unintended Consequences," examines the state’s struggle with tackling the prescription drug abuse epidemic. The documentary is available for streaming on the MontanaPBS website. 

If you have com­ments about the project, we’d like to hear from you. Please email us at journalism@mso.umt.edu, or write to us at Student Documentary Unit, School of Jour­nal­ism, Uni­ver­sity of Montana, 32 Cam­pus Drive, Missoula, Montana 59812.

This course (JRNL 488) is offered in the spring. Entry is permitted upon consent of instructor.