Montana Newspaper Foundation Request for Proposals

The Montana Newspaper Foundation Requests Proposals for Coordination of Statewide Journalism Project The Montana Newspaper Foundation seeks proposals from an experienced editor or news organization to coordinate an enterprising, statewide collaborative journalism project among Montana’s newspapers. The Foundation and the project coordinator will identify key participants in the project, sound them out for potential enterprising […]

134th Annual MNA Convention

PRESS RELEASE The 134th Annual Convention of the Montana Newspaper Association was held June 7 & 8 in Big Sky, Montana. Association members chose Kellyn Brown of the Flathead Beacon as the 2019-2020 President. Erin Leonard of the Madisonian was elected 1st Vice President. Chad Knudsen, from the Glendive Ranger Review was elected 2nd Vice President, and […]

Montana Newspaper Foundation awards 2019 internship grants

Montana Newspaper Foundation awards 2019 internship grants Internships offer great opportunities for students with a passion for the newspaper industry and our Montana Newspaper Association professional members.  Students gain relevant firsthand experience and use their internship experience to secure good jobs and our MNA members build relationships that may lead to job candidates. The Montana […]

Harry Neale Downs Obituary

Harry Neale Downs Obituary Harry Neale “Skip” Downs, 87, of Wolf Point died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at Northeast Montana Health Services – Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point with family by his side. He was born March 31, 1931, in Hackinsack, Minn., to Harry N. and Mamie (Wynn) Downs. Skip’s newspaper career spanned the days […]

National Newspaper Association welcomes new management team

The National Newspaper Association, an organization of 2,400 members representing community newspapers across the United States, has engaged Lynne Lance Association Management (LLAM) to operate its headquarters after Jan. 1, 2019. Lance previously served as NNA’s chief operating officer during its management by Illinois Press Association. NNA’s management relationship with IPA ends December 31. “NNA […]

Jim Strauss to lead the Missoulian and Ravalli Republic

By the Missoulian James V. Strauss, former publisher and editor of the Great Falls Tribune, has been named the new publisher of the Missoulian and Ravalli Republic. “Jim is an exceptional leader with a history of exemplary service in Montana,” said Nathan Bekke, vice president of consumer sales and marketing and Lee group publisher. “His […]

Lee names new regional publisher in Helena and Butte

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 […]

Lee Changes Course With Publisher

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 […]