Ben Shors


Ben Shors

Shors is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker specializing in public-interest reporting in the Pacific Northwest. His documentary series, “Sixty-Four Flood," was selected for online distribution by PBS Indies. He is currently working on a half-hour film on the 1964 flood on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. In 2008, he was a national finalist for the Livingston Award, which recognizes the country’s top journalist under the age of 35.

A former fellow with the International Center for Journalists, Shors has reported from Germany, Panama and South Africa. He is project manager for the Murrow News Service, which provides local, regional and national stories reported and written by journalism students at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

Education: M.A., journalism, University of Montana

Research Interests/Specialties: Environmental and public-interest journalism Civic journalism Mass media in rural communities

Teaching: Reporting Public affairs journalism Sports and the media Investigative reporting Environmental reporting

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