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With eyes on Legislature, Media Arts in the Public Schools Media Institute (MAPS) recruits noted Montana journalist, Ian Marquand

January 13, 2009View for printing

“Montana needs economic development,” Rosten said, pointing to the long-term potential of media industry work as a source. “We should encourage growing a media savvy workforce and MAPS is an example of what has been done in the past and what can be done in the future, which is to train a well-educated workforce.”

Media entrepreneur Peter Rosten has been to the mountaintop and here’s what he’s seen:

His educational media project hiring veteran Montana broadcaster Ian Marquand to instruct budding journalists, settling down into an ideal educational space, expanding from two to all seven Ravalli County school districts and, perhaps most importantly, securing a critical shot of funding from the 2009 Montana Legislature.

If all the pieces fall into place, Rosten’s Bitterroot-based MAPS Media Institute http://matr.net/click.php?id=1063&ur ... diarts.org/ would appear to have the necessary ingredients to take an already high-profile experiment to the promised land.

As Rosten freely admits, he prefers big ideas.

by SEPP JANNOTTA - Ravalli Republic

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