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Notice of 2018 MNA Annual Meetings

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Notice of 2018 MNA Annual Meetings We welcome you to join the annual business meetings of the 133rd Annual Convention of the Montana Newspaper Association.  All meetings will be held at the Big Horn Resort in Billings. Montana Newspaper Foundation annual meeting Friday, June 15 at 8:00 am – Board Room  Montana Newspaper Advertising Service

Judge rules in Bozeman Daily Chronicle’s favor in public records lawsuit

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By Whitney Bermes, Bozeman Daily Chronicle A Gallatin County judge recently sided with the Chronicle in the newspaper’s request for public records from the city of Bozeman, ruling that the city prematurely sued the newspaper instead of making a decision on whether to release the records. The ruling issued by District Court Judge John Brown

Billings Gazette, KTVQ file to intervene in case

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By Billings Gazette The Billings Gazette and KTVQ Communications have filed to intervene in a legal action by three police officers seeking to keep their names out of the news after being disciplined for sexual trysts. The media organizations filed a motion Wednesday to be heard in the case currently under consideration by District Court

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

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