MSU Wonderlust and the Bozeman League of Women Voters will host a Friday Forum called “The Future of Non-profit Journalism: Dark Money in Montana and the Importance of Vigorous and Independent Reporting.”
John Adams, founder and editor of the Montana Free Press, will give a brief overview of dark money in Montana—its origins with the 2010 United States Supreme Court Citizens United decision, how dark money has influenced politics in Montana, how the people of Montana pushed back against it—and the role of non-profit news in a time of increasingly inflammatory rhetoric, big money and media mistrust.
Adams is an award-winning investigative reporter who has covered Montana politics, government and people for more than a decade. Prior to founding the Montana Free Press, Adams was the statehouse bureau chief for the Great Falls Tribune and a correspondent for USA Today.
The October Friday Forum is free and open to the public.
For more information on MSU Wonderlust or the forum, visit http://www.montana.edu/wonderlust.