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Prairie Lights: A big loss for independent news in Montana


Even if you live in Eastern Montana and have never heard of, much less read, the Missoula Independent, you ought to be worried about the fate of that alternative weekly newspaper. The Indy, which has been around for more than 25 years, has had its ups and downs, but generally speaking it was a worthy successor to the underground and alternative newspapers that came before it, and which made Missoula the only city in Montana with a real tradition of that sort of journalism. (more…) Continue Reading →

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In the face of ‘nastiness,’ Lewistown paper changes comment policy

The powers that be at the Lewistown News-Argus, fed up with “the nastiness that has pervaded so many of our online discussions,” are making some changes to their policies regarding online comments. They are requiring commenters to use a first and last name and to post comments under only one name. They also promise to more carefully review comments before they are posted. (more…) Continue Reading →

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