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Lee names new regional publisher in Helena and Butte

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (October 16, 2018) — Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), a leading provider of news, information and advertising in 49 markets, announced today that Anita Fasbender has been named regional publisher of the Independent Record in Helena, Montana, and The Montana Standard in Butte. “Anita has a wealth of experience in these markets,” said Nathan Bekke, Lee vice

Gulledge named interim publisher of Missoulian, Ravalli Republic

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by the Missoulian Mike Gulledge has been named the interim publisher of the Missoulian and Ravalli Republic, effective Oct. 1. “Mike is an energetic and thoughtful leader. We are extremely fortunate to have him serve as interim publisher,” said Nathan Bekke, vice president of consumer sales and marketing and group publisher for Lee Enterprises, the

Lee Changes Course With Publisher

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By the Missoulian A day after introducing a new publisher to oversee its western Montana newspapers, including the Missoulian, Lee Enterprises changed course. “Due to recent developments, Paul McArthur will not be joining Lee Enterprises,” said Nathan Bekke, vice president of consumer sales and marketing and group publisher for the Iowa-based media company. Bekke declined

Missoulian, Ravalli Republic, Billings Gazette publisher Mike Gulledge leaving Lee Enterprises

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Missoulian, Ravalli Republic, Billings Gazette publisher Mike Gulledge leaving Lee Enterprises MISSOULIAN STAFF Mike Gulledge, regional publisher of the Missoulian, the Ravalli Republic and the Billings Gazette, and vice president of publishing for Lee Enterprises, has resigned from the company effective Sept. 30, Lee announced Monday. “Mike’s ingenuity, enthusiasm and uplifting spirit have been an

Montana Magazine folding after publishing nearly 50 years

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By AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press Montana Magazine is folding after nearly 50 years of publishing stories and stunning images of the state’s people, geography, history and culture, owner Lee Enterprises announced. “Unfortunately, the dynamics of the publishing business have changed and the magazine has reached the end of its distinguished run,” general manager Matt

Lee closes Missoula Independent

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By Missoulian Staff Lee Enterprises abruptly shut down the Missoula Independent, the city’s alternative weekly newspaper, Tuesday morning, prompting outrage and mourning on social media, and a demonstration outside the Missoulian late Tuesday afternoon. “It’s sad for us to see a publication as longstanding and as freethinking as the Independent shut down,” said Erin Erickson

University of Montana journalism school loses dean but not commitment to mission

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University of Montana journalism school loses dean but not commitment to mission By the Missoulian In the midst of a campus restructure, University of Montana Dean Larry Abramson will step out of his job Monday as head of the School of Journalism to serve as “special advisor” to the provost. Provost Jon Harbor said Abramson

MNA executive director position

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Association Executive Director: The Montana Newspaper Association (MNA), a non-profit organization representing 85 member newspapers and 44 associate members, seeks an Executive Director. This position will work closely with a board of directors and will direct operations of the 133 year-old MNA, its for-profit advertising sales subsidiary and the Montana Newspaper Foundation. Responsibilities include financial

ITC Reverses Newsprint Tariffs

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  By David Chavern, News Media Alliance We applaud the International Trade Commission (ITC) for today reaching a final, unanimous negative determination that Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper, which includes newsprint used by newspapers, do not cause material harm to the U.S. paper industry. The Department of Commerce recently upheld the tariffs and, though

Photos: Last run for the local press at the Casper Star-Tribune

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By: Casper Star-Tribune Each night at about 9:30, the massive metal press in the back of the Casper Star-Tribune would come alive. As it hummed and rattled, a team of dedicated pressmen would tend to its demands, installing metal plates and replacing half-ton rolls of paper. The two-story press would produce thousands of copies of

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