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Conference Panelists

Engaging our 55+ Superpowers
Angela Russell
Montana's Changing Media Landscape and Navigating Misinformation
  • is editor-in-chief of the Daily Montanan, after leading his native state’s largest paper, The Billings Gazette. He is an award-winning journalist, author, historian and teacher, whose career has taken him to North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Utah, and Wyoming. With Darrell at the helm, the Gazette staff took Montana’s top newspaper award six times in seven years. 

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News Director at Yellowstone Public Radio. Jackie provided coverage of the statehouse for the Montana Public Affairs Network and Montana PBS before serving as reporter and occasional co-anchor at KTVQ in Billings.  

  • owner/publisher of the weekly paper The Boulder Monitor. He wrote his first newspaper story in seventh grade, and has been executive editor at Fast Company magazine; a bureau chief and editor for BusinessWeek; and a writer for The New York Times in London and Johannesburg. 


is a critically-acclaimed author of six books, a podcast host, writer and host of an NPR radio program, and a mentor to fledgling writers. His most recent addition to his work is a podcast called THE STATE OF MONTANA, in which he interviews people about politics in Montana.

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Nick Lockridge is the deputy director of Middle Fork Strategies. He's a graduate of the University of Montana, where he received a Journalism degree in 2004 and an MPA in 2014. Nick was a sportswriter at the Missoulian for 13 years before jumping into politics as a campaign staffer, Legislative staffer, and creator of the Montana Democratic Party's Blue Bench Project. He's also worked in the nonprofit field, but his toughest gig by far was being a stay-at-home dad for 18 months during the pandemic. 


Molly Moody is Senior State Campaigns Manager at HCAN. She has worked as an organizer and director in Montana for over 20 years, promoting social justice causes, progressive policies, electoral, and union campaigns. Molly served as HCAN’s lead partner in Montana from 2008-2010. She graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in fine arts. Molly is originally from Indiana, Pennsylvania.

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