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Montana Newspaper Foundation needs your help

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Fellow MNA members and friends, I am writing to ask you to please support the Montana Newspaper Foundation’s fundraising activities at the annual convention this June in Billings. There are a couple of different ways you can do this. Firstly, you can donate an item to the live or silent auction. Items that reflect the

Missoula Independent staff vote to unionize

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By Dillon Kato, Missoulian The employees of the Missoula Independent voted unanimously to unionize on Friday, weeks after alerting parent company Lee Enterprises of their intent to organize. Lee owns the Independent, the Missoulian and papers in Hamilton, Helena, Butte and Billings in Montana. It purchased the financially ailing Independent a year ago. In mid-March,

It’s been a great ride!

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March 25, 2018 By Jim Strauss, Great Falls Tribune President and Publisher I almost missed out on my chance to be editor of the Tribune back in ’94. I had accepted the position when I learned the company’s health insurance wouldn’t cover preexisting conditions, including my wife’s pregnancy with our second set of twins. After

Bitterroot Star libel suit dismissed

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  March 20, 2018, Bitterroot Star A federal district court judge has dismissed the case filed by former Ravalli County treasurer Valerie Stamey and her husband Richard Stamey against the Bitterroot Star and the newspaper’s publishers Victoria and Michael Howell. The Stameys claimed that they were defamed by a newspaper article written by Michael Howell

Robert “Bob” Gilluly obituary

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    Robert Sam Gilluly   Robert (“Bob”) Gilluly passed away of natural causes in Anaconda, Montana on February 14, 2018 at the age of 84.  Bob was survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary Ann Gilluly; his four children, Tom Gilluly (Kristy Eib-Gilluly) of Chandler, Arizona and Karen Gilluly Snow of Missoula,

Dick Crockford Tribute

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William “Dick” Crockford II, 65, of Dillon, Montana, passed Wednesday, February 7, 2018. A respected stalwart of the region’s newspaper industry, Crockford had served as the publisher of the Dillon Tribune since 2007. Active in the Montana Newspaper Association for 35 years, he was elected as its president in 2007 and earned distinction from it

News Media Alliance Ad Puts Exclamation Point on Campaign: “We Are Real News”

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News Media Alliance Ad Puts Exclamation Point on Campaign: “We Are Real News” Next phase of campaign will focus on trust Arlington, Va. – The News Media Alliance today launched the final ad of the second phase of its Campaign to Support Real News. The new ad puts an exclamation point on the storyline it

Informed Citizen Initiative makes media literacy experts available around Montana

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Informed Citizen Initiative makes media literacy experts available around Montana ROB CHANEY [email protected] Fake news was the topic for a panel discussion with, from left, University of Montana journalism professor Dennis Swibold, Missoulian editor Kathy Best, Mansfield Library web services librarian Jaci Wilkinson and retired UM Broadcast Media Center director William Marcus last week at

Montana secretary of state sends email criticizing mainstream media to 130,000 people

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Montana secretary of state sends email criticizing mainstream media to 130,000 people January 18, 2018  Independent Record By Holly K. Michels An email letter sent to thousands of Montanans by Secretary of State Corey Stapleton stirred up discussion Wednesday over how state resources were used to disseminate the message. The email, sent to 130,000 business

Montana documentary Dark Money featured at Sundance

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Montana documentary Dark Money featured at Sundance A film exploring Montana’s modern and historic battles against anonymous corporate campaign contributions will be featured at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling struck down as unconstitutional a federal law prohibiting corporations and unions from making expenditures relating to federal elections,

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