Charles S. “Chuck” Johnson discusses his early life and nearly 45-year career as a Montana political reporter. Johnson recalls being a high school intern for the Helena Independent Record; education in journalism at the University of Montana (UM); and time working on the Kaimin, UM’s newspaper. Further recollections include his work through the Sears Congressional Internship Program; graduate studies at UM; work at the Associated Press (AP) starting in 1971; coverage of the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention; work at the Missoulian covering the Missoula delegation; and award of the Rotary Foundation fellowship enabling his work and studies at Oxford University in England, 1978 to 1979. He further discusses working at the Great Falls Tribune Capital Bureau; covering the Women’s International Conference for Helena’s Lee State Bureau in Houston in 1977; reporting on the Democratic National Convention for the Tribune in 1984; and writing about Montana’s legislators and governors.
Twentieth century; Twenty-first century
Charles S. Johnson Oral History Project, OH 483, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Johnson, Charles S., "Charles S. Johnson Interview, May 23, 2022" (2022). Charles S. Johnson Oral History Project. 1.