AAN News

For New York Times Reporter, the Low Roadnew

Missoula Independent writer Erika Fredrickson faces off against a petulant New York Times food writer.
Missoula Independent  |  10-18-2013  6:30 pm  |  Industry News

Missoula Independent adds Josh Quick's "Camp Sleepover" comic strip

Quick's quirky, original and instantly recognizable work debuted in the Aug. 29 issue and appears weekly in the Missoula Independent's pages. (FULL STORY)
Missoula Independent  |  09-03-2013  1:30 pm  |  Press Releases

Northwest Alt-Weeklies Pick Up SPJ Awards

Missoula Independent, Pacific Northwest Inlander, Seattle Weekly, and Willamette Week were winners in the 2012 Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism awards contest. (FULL STORY)
SPJ NW  |  05-24-2013  4:50 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Northwest SPJ Honors Several AAN Members

Pacific Northwest Inlander picked up the General Excellence award. (FULL STORY)
SPJ  |  05-24-2012  12:35 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Five AAN Pubs Recognized By Northwest SPJnew

Eugene Weekly, Missoula Independent, Pacific Northwest Inlander, Seattle Weekly and Willamette Week each picked up multiple Northwest Excellence in Journalism awards from the regional Society of Professional Journalists.
Society of Professional Journalists  |  05-23-2011  5:42 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Missoula Independent Announces New Editornew

The Missoula Independent has named alt-weekly veteran Robert Meyerowitz as its new editor-in-chief. He replaces previous editor Skylar Browning.
Missoula Independent  |  04-27-2011  11:38 am  |  Industry News

New York Times Avoids Gratuitous Puns in Medical Marijuana Storynew

The New York Times says medical marijuana ads are giving alt-weeklies a financial boost.
New York Times  |  10-05-2010  9:52 am  |  Industry News

Six Alt-Weeklies Pick Up Regional SPJ Awardsnew

The Society of Professional Journalists' Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism competition, unlike many others, features its own alt-weekly division, which pits publications from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana against each other. This year, the Pacific Northwest Inlander led the pack with 13 total awards -- six of which were first-place finishes. Five of the Willamette Week's nine total awards were in first place, and Seattle Weekly won 13 total awards and three firsts. The Missoula Independent won five awards, with two first-place wins. The Eugene Weekly won five awards and the Portland Mercury won one.
Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 (PDF)  |  05-26-2010  8:53 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Missoula Independent Names New Publisher

The Independent has promoted Lynne Foland, who came to the paper in 2006 as general manager, to publisher. She succeeds Matt Gibson, who is stepping aside after 12 years to focus on his duties as company president and editor-in-chief of Montana Headwall magazine. (FULL STORY)
Missoula Independent Press Release  |  01-14-2010  5:50 pm  |  Press Releases

Lawyer Says Alt-Weekly Story Led to His Congressional Runnew

Tyler Gernant, who is running as a Democrat in the 2010 race for Montana's lone seat in the House of Represenatives, tells the Havre Daily News that a 2008 Missoula Independent story on incumbent Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg led to his decision to run for office.
Havre Daily News  |  10-07-2009  2:08 pm  |  Industry News

AAN Members Pick Up Dozens of SPJ Awards in Pacific Northwestnew

Five alt-weeklies won a number of awards in the Oregon and Southwest Washington chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists' 2008 Excellence in Journalism Awards. Among non-daily newspapers in Oregon, Willamette Week took home 10 first-place awards, while Eugene Weekly took home one. Among alt-weeklies in the Northwest region, WW won six first-place awards; Seattle Weekly won four; the Missoula Independent won two; and the Pacific Northwest Inlander won one.
Society of Professional Journalists, Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter  |  06-01-2009  8:27 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Missoula Independent Publisher Launches Outdoor Magazine

In May, Matt Gibson plans to launch and edit Montana Headwall, a quarterly lifestyle magazine focusing on the state's outdoor recreation scene. Initial plans call for a distribution of 10,000 copies. Most copies will be free of charge but the magazine will cost $4.95 at certain locations like supermarkets and bookstores. (FULL STORY)
Missoula Independent Press Release  |  03-17-2009  9:46 am  |  Press Releases

Missoula Independent Wants City's Legal Noticesnew

At the Monday meeting of Missoula's city council, Independent owner and publisher Matt Gibson said he wants the city to be able to place its mandatory legal notices in the alt-weekly, rather than in a paid newspaper, the Missoulian reports. Gibson told the council that Missoula County places such ads in the Independent, and saves about $20,000 a year by doing so. The problem is that Montana law says cities must run the legal notices in a paid newspaper. Gibson told the council he'd like the Montana League of Cities and Towns to take up the matter during the upcoming legislative session.
The Missoulian  |  09-17-2008  9:57 am  |  Industry News

Missoula Independent Names New Editor

The Missoula Independent tapped arts and entertainment editor Skylar Browning to be its next editor and hired freelance contributor Erika Fredrickson to take over the arts desk. Browning, who has edited the arts section for four years, will replace Brad Tyer, who left late last year. "Skylar was the guy we wanted from the start," says Independent publisher Matt Gibson. "He's very, very good at the work he does -- smart, funny, ambitious. And he exudes personal confidence and professional cool. He's a truly admirable colleague, and I'm thrilled he agreed to step up." (FULL STORY)
Missoula Independent Press Release  |  06-26-2008  1:45 pm  |  Press Releases