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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

Trump’s Newsprint Tariffs Hasten Local Newspapers’ Demise

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By Catie Edmondson and Jaclyn Peiser, The New York Times WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on Canadian newsprint is hastening the demise of local newspapers across the country, forcing already-struggling publications to cut staff, reduce the number of days they print and, in at least one case, shutter entirely. Surging newsprint

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

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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

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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

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