As Montana's largest weekly newspaper, the Missoula Independent provides a popular antidote to the more conventional local media. Published on Thursdays and distributed free at more than 500 locations across western Montana, the Independent has a weekly distribution of 20,000 and reaches a broad cross-section of readers. Nearly two-thirds of all the adults in Missoula read the Independent, and thousands more read it throughout the region.
The Independent offers a rich, in-depth perspective on our unique life here in the "Last Best Place." Our readers count on the Independent to give them insight into the forces affecting their cultural landscape, to help them understand the true nature of their community, and to help them guide its future - as well as their own.
The Independent has been honored with countless editorial awards, including prestigious national first-place prizes from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, The Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists. For more information, you can drop us a line by clicking here. And for a staff directory, click here.