Biographical Information:

Shors is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker specializing in public-interest reporting in the Pacific Northwest. His documentary series, “Sixty-Four Flood,” was selected for online distribution by PBS Indies. He is currently working on a half-hour film on the 1964 flood on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.

In 2008, he was a national finalist for the Livingston Award, which recognizes the country’s top journalist under the age of 35. A former fellow with the International Center for Journalists, Shors has reported from Germany, Panama and South Africa. He is project manager for the Murrow News Service, which provides local, regional and national stories reported and written by journalism students at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.


M.A., journalism, University of Montana
Research Interests/Specialties:
Environmental and public-interest journalism
Civic journalism
Mass media in rural communities


Public affairs journalism
Sports and the media
Investigative reporting
Environmental reporting