Native News Honors Project

Native News LogoThe Native News Hon­ors Project is reported, photo­graphed, edited and designed by stu­dents of the Uni­ver­sity of Mon­tana School of Jour­nal­ism. Each year, teams of print and photojournalism students travel to Montana's seven Indian reservations to investigate and document in-depth stories on a single topic of importance to the state's Native population. These stories appear in a publication that is distributed throughout the state and online.


In 2019, the project published its 28th edition, "Traces," which covered the missing and murdered indigenous women crisis. The issue was a finalist for a national Online Journalism Award from the Online News Association

See the issue here

"Traces" ovelayed on images of native regalia.

Other recent issues:


If you have com­ments about the project, we’d like to hear from you. Please email Jason Begay at or Jeremy Lurgio at, or write to us at Native News Hon­ors Project, School of Jour­nal­ism, Uni­ver­sity of Montana, 32 Cam­pus Drive, Missoula, Montana 59812.

This course (JRNL 410) is offered every spring semester. Entry is permitted upon consent of instructor.