Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Courtney Lowery Cowgill is an editor, writer, teacher and entrepreneur. She teaches feature writing, reporting and elements of news writing at the University of Montana School of Journalism and she edits and runs the Legislative News Service, which provides daily and weekly coverage to nearly 200 news publications and broadcasters across the state during the Montana legislative session. From 2005 – 2009 she co-founded and was editor in chief of the award-winning online startup news magazine New West. She later served as the managing editor of PBS MediaShift, a national publication that covered media and technology. She has reported for the Associated Press, Lee Newspapers, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Great Falls Tribune, among others.