Hi! I’m Amie. I’m the Missoulian’s Griz football beat reporter. I also help plan preps coverage in the winter and spring.
I’m a member of several professional organizations including: the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE), Association of Women in Sports Media (AWSM), Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and National Sports Media Association (NSMA). I also am a registered FCS Top 25 voter.
I volunteer my time judging contests, like the APSE student contest and various states’ Better Newspaper Contest awards. I’m also known to clean the office fridge from time to time.
I have experience in covering everything from the nitty gritty details of a beat to tangentially related topics like concussions and sexual assault.
While in college as a news and information major at the University of Kansas, I interned at The Washington Post, worked as a stringer for The Associated Press, served as a Chiefs correspondent and stringer for The Topeka Capital-Journal and held various positions at The University Daily Kansan, including sports editor, special sections editor, columnist, photographer and beat reporter.
I’ve broken multiple glass ceilings, so to speak, during my journalism career. I was the third female sports editor at the University Daily Kansan and the first in that role in 15 years. I am the first full-time female college football writer in the Missoulian’s 147-year history and the only female beat writer currently covering a team within the Big Sky Conference. And I am one of three women who currently votes for the FCS Top 25.
I won several awards while I was in college, including a CMA Pinnacle Award and a SPJ Mark of Excellence award. I was also in the 2015 class of Jim Murray Scholars.
Outside of journalism, I’m a proud member of Omega Phi Alpha.
I was born and raised on a farm outside of Funk, Nebraska. My love of sports blossomed on the playground of Axtell Community School. I’m a proud graduate of Lincoln Southeast High School, though admit I spent three years figuring things out at Lincoln East High School.
Where my work has been highlighted:
- Investigative Reporters & Editors’ Local Matters newsletter (March 4, 2018)
- From College Media Matters: 1 Million Story Ideas for Student Journalists
- From the Associated Press Sports Editors: Winners of inaugural APSE Student Contest announced
What others have written about me:
- From the KU Alumni Association: Recent grad writes ode to KU
- From the Missoulian: Amie Just is new University of Montana reporter
- From KU News: Journalism student wins national sports writing award