My name is Stan Parker and I am an independent journalist based in Billings, Montana.
My most recent full-time reporting gig was for Law360, a legal newswire based in New York City, where I primarily covered energy and environmental litigation before moving on to the company’s data team.
Work should be fun, but it should also have meaning. That’s why my mission is to share 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 sustainable poverty solutions through microloans in Argentina.
I’ve traveled to Mexico multiple times to produce outreach videos for non-profit organizations in the San Quintín Valley.
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 and was the first executive editor of the weekly student newspaper, the Graphic.
I graduated from Billings Senior High in Billings, Mont.