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

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

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

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 […]

MNA executive director position

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

  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 […]

Newsroom employment dropped nearly a quarter in less than 10 years, with greatest decline at newspapers

By Elizabeth Grieco, Pew Research Newsroom employment across the United States continues to decline, driven primarily by job losses at newspapers. And even though digital-native news outlets have experienced some recent growth in employment, too few newsroom positions were added to make up for recent losses in the broader industry, according to a Pew Research […]

News industry honors victims of Capital Gazette shooting

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 […]