The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation has awarded WyoFile $50,000 to expand its online news site, share stories with other Wyoming news outlets and increase its collaborative reporting projects. The grant to Wyoming's leading nonprofit, public interest news service was among 21 nationwide totaling $1.5 million awarded in February by the Oklahoma-based foundation. Founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation’s mission is to invest in the future of journalism by building the ethics, skills and opportunities needed to advance principled, probing news and information.
GIS is a computer software technology that helps people visualize data. It allows people to see a map representation of whatever information interests them about a landscape. In the case of bark beetles that plague forests in the Rocky Mountains, for instance, GIS uses satellite images to show how have spread over time, in Wyoming and in the region.
LARAMIE—Recently I had the chance to sit on a panel at the University of Wyoming with David Wrobel, the chairman of the history department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and California writer James P. Owen. We were there to discuss Owen’s book, Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West.