My mission? Telling stories that matter.

Stan Parker

My name is Stan Parker, and I am a journalist currently working as a general assignment reporter for Law360 in New York City.

Work should be fun, but it should also have meaning. That’s why my mission is to tell stories that matter— stories that spread understanding and empathy.

My passion for storytelling extends to the process — how journalists work and how software tools can support their mission. I put this in practice with the development of Montana News Archive, a content management system for TV news stations to organize and catalog their historical archive materials.

My work in documentary film includes working as a producer, camera operator, and post-production support for Makoshika, the film is about the social impacts of boom and bust in my home state of Montana, looking at the current wave of oil development back through the homesteading days on the High Plains.

I also directed, edited and helped shoot Banking on Trust, a film exploring microfinance in Argentina.

I’ve traveled to Mexico multiple times  to produce videos for non-profit organizations in the San Quintín Valley, as well as for the YWCA in Billings, Montana.

I graduated with honors from Pepperdine University in 2011, coming away with a double-major in Journalism and Spanish. During that time, I served as editor-in-chief of the weekly student newspaper, the Graphic.

My work has appeared on KTVQLast Best News, the High Plains Heritage ProjectThe Montana LawyerSkim and NOISE & COLOR Magazine.

I graduated from Billings Senior High in Billings, Mont. in 2007.