Yellowstone Public Radio Continues Partnership with Report for America
Yellowstone Public Radio, an NPR affiliate, is the largest public radio network in the continental United States. Covering Billings, Bozeman, Helena and the rural areas of Montana and Northern Wyoming, YPR is the definitive news source for many of rural listeners, distributing news content over its website and mobile app.
Location: Billings, Montana
Beat: Montana statehouse
Position: Montana’s legislature meets every odd year for 90 days; very rarely, legislators will reconvene for a special session to address budget issues. During the interim between sessions, legislators meet for committee hearings to develop potential bills and oversee studies that are used to support lawmaking in the next session. This corps member works with our team of
reporters to bring daily, trend-style and analytical coverage during the session to air. This corps member lives in Helena, Montana’s capital, for the duration of the session and has office space in the Capitol building. Outside of session, the corps member is based an hour and a half north in Great Falls, Montana’s agricultural center, and covers interim legislative impacts and state agency reporting, with the remaining time devoted to regional news.