The Montana Media Lab is an audio storytelling center at the University of Montana School of Journalism.

We support the production of narrative audio stories that give voice to the untold stories of the West. We use audio journalism to elevate perspectives from under served communities and inspire media literacy.

Through our Youth Voices program we design and implement news literacy and audio storytelling projects in rural public schools. These projects empower rural and Native American youth to find their voices and learn to navigate the 24/7 media world where we live.

We partner with journalists and news outlets to produce podcast series. And we provide resources for people and organizations to make their own stories with sound.

We are building a regional audio journalism ecosystem where deeply reported stories inform and inspire the public, and historically underrepresented voices are heard.

Do you have an incredible podcast idea? Need support with an existing project? Want to help teens in your community tell their stories? Get in touch!

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