Thursday, October 29, 2009

Couchsurfing article

Published in the Montana Kaimin 10-28-09

When University of Montana student Brian Martens decided to visit Peru two summers ago, he may not have planned on staying with an entire family of strangers, engaging in elaborate celebratory drinking practices, partying on the beach with people he’d just met and eating pig penis soup.

But he found himself doing all these things through the use of, a nonprofit networking Web site designed to help travelers find temporary places to stay with other members of the site who offer up space in their homes.

Remembering his experiences, Martens said, “They totally got us dialed in to the local scene. Automatically you feel like a local.”

University of Montana student downloading article

Published in the Montana Kaimin 9-23-09

Students who download media or share files on University of Montana computers may be in for a rude awakening.

Such was the case for Michael Hughes, a student who got a letter from the University this June accusing him of downloading a movie and an album on his personal computer, which he had hooked up to UM’s wireless network.

“It said that the University had been contacted by the Recording Industry Association of America, and they had found that two things had been
downloaded … and they traced it back to the University,” Hughes said.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Jed Nussbaum

Currently a senior at the University of Montana, enrolled in the professional journalism school, expect to graduate spring 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in history.

Graduated from Troy High School, Troy MT, in 2006.

Journalism Experience
Worked as a weekly reporter for my public affairs reporting class, fall 2009. A couple of my stories were published on the front page of the Montana Kaimin.

Fall 2010: weekly opinion columnist for the Montana Kaimin.

Other Work Experience
2000-2003: General handyman for private entities
2004-2010: Laborer for construction crew
2006-2008: Lab assistant in on-campus microbiology lab
2009-2010: Lab assistant in on-campus Holian research lab
2005-2010: Guitarist, mandolin player and vocalist in various local and regional bands

Proficient use of Microsoft Word
Basic understanding of InDesign
Confident, engaging, easy conversationalist
Able to meet deadlines with quality material

Good writing
The outdoors
Social networking

Carol Van Valkenburg, Chair of the Print Journalism Department at UM
Cameron Rasmusson, former Missoula Independent intern