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News industry honors victims of Capital Gazette shooting

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The news industry reacted with horror and sadness to the deadly shooting Thursday at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. Five were killed in the shooting: Rob Hiassen, Wendi Winters, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara and Rebecca Smith. Suspect Jarrod Ramos was being held without bond on murder charges as of Sunday. Law enforcement sources

Lee Enterprises will manage Berkshire Hathaway newspaper and digital operations in 30 markets

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Lee Enterprises will manage Berkshire Hathaway newspaper and digital operations in 30 markets Jun 26, 2018 DAVENPORT, Iowa (June 26, 2018) – Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE), has joined with BH Media Group, Inc, in an agreement for Lee to manage Berkshire Hathaway’s newspaper and digital operations in 30 markets, beginning July 2, 2018. The

133rd Annual Convention Montana Newspaper Association

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Press Release 133rd Annual Convention Montana Newspaper Association   The 133rd Annual Convention of the Montana Newspaper Association was held June 15 & 16 in Billings, Montana.   At the Montana Newspaper Association annual meeting, Scott Squillace, Yellowstone Newspapers became the 2018-2019 President, Tyler Miller, Independent Record was elected 1st Vice President; Kellyn Brown, Flathead

Pew Research Center releases 2018 State of the Media fact sheets

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Pew Research Center releases 2018 State of the Media fact sheets   Since 2004, Pew Research Center has issued an annual report on key audience and economic indicators for a variety of sectors within the U.S. news media industry. The research speaks to the shifting ways in which Americans seek out news and information, how

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

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