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Re: “Yep, we're still here

Kathleen Yes, we've already hired a half-time reporter to help along with a couple of new summer interns fill Kate's departing shoes for the summer, and will soon begin advertising to fill that position post-summer, all of which was our staffing plan prior to the sale.

Posted by bradtyer on 04/24/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Yep, we're still here

Will the Indy be allowed to hire a reporter following Kate's (unrelated) resignation?

Posted by Kathleen Kimble on 04/24/2017 at 10:28 AM

Re: “A note from our publisher: Challenges to quality journalism are bigger than us

what a sad day,what a sell out,I don't know why I expected more from the independent.Money buys everything,you guys included.

Posted by ol al on 04/23/2017 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Indy sign (inevitably) vandalized

What a shame the paper sold out,just goes to show what we all know,money rules everything.How sad.

Posted by old al on 04/23/2017 at 7:16 PM

Re: “You know that Lee bought the Indy. Do you know why?

you suck

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Posted by fu on 04/22/2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Sanders returns to offer Quist an assist

Glad you're so upbeat and optimistic, Greg.

Posted by alf on 04/22/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “You know that Lee bought the Indy. Do you know why?

Somebody say it ain't true. Please !

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Posted by alf on 04/22/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Daily chain, on life support, buys a helping Indy hand

What are you on about, mate?

Posted by Heytor on 04/20/2017 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Yep, we're still here

Why would anything change when you have one Liberal biased rag buying out another Liberal biased rag

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Posted by montanasteve on 04/20/2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Daily chain, on life support, buys a helping Indy hand

Laughed till I cried. Then came full circle again. THANK YOU, Dan.

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Posted by Kathleen Kimble on 04/20/2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “A note from our publisher: Challenges to quality journalism are bigger than us

You were never truly independent anyways. You have advertisers. I imagine if they got ticked-off at your content, you'd change your tune real quick.

Well, get ready to do so as Lee takes you over. They just want you for that advertising. In a couple years you'll be rolled into the Missoulian and that'll be that - yet another weekly paper from Montana's history.

What was your take on this deal, Matt? Hopefully enough that in 5 or 10 years you don't regret it.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 04/20/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Sanders returns to offer Quist an assist

What good is this going to do?

$10 says he's coming back to Missoula, a city that's going to go for Quist anyways. That's if we even get out and vote - turnout in 2014 was 49% and in 2013 it was 41%.

I don't think it'll be that much different in 2017. We have 71,000 people in this city but nearly 40,000 of them don't vote.

Perhaps politicians should ask them way and then change their tune so those 40,000 do feel like voting.

Or Dems can just continue to lose, which is what I expect we'll see.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 04/20/2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Yep, we're still here

Let's come back to this post in 6 months or a year and see how many of those names you mentioned are still working at the Indy.

I bet many will have been offered reduced salaries for the same amount of work and left because of it, while others simply would have been let go (fired or layed-off, whichever word you prefer).

It's the Lee way.

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Posted by Greg Strandberg on 04/20/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Indy sign (inevitably) vandalized

That pisses me off ! Sold down the river. If that isn't confirmation that worship of money is the religion of this damn country now, nothing is. Nothing is sacred anymore, money rules EVERYTHING in this country now.

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Posted by alf on 04/18/2017 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Indy sign (inevitably) vandalized

If charges get filed, some folks might be "inde" thick of it.

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Posted by David Fadness on 04/17/2017 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Indy sign (inevitably) vandalized

It wasn't vandalized, just repainted in expressive new colors ;-}

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Posted by Bye Bye Independent on 04/17/2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Indy sign (inevitably) vandalized

Free thinking? Yeah if you're living in a "progressive" bubble.

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Posted by stalemate on 04/17/2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “So, about that sale...

It will take awhile but when you look at the other purchases; the Adit in Helena, Mini-Nickel in Bozeman, the Thrifty Nickel in Billings, etc. They all become part of the daily newspaper eventually. First the right-sizing, then the "great cross-selling opportunities", then "why not save money by moving in to the Missoulian" then, "Why do we have duplicate management?", then "Wow, the numbers are really looking bad, we should deliver the Indy in the Missoulian to save money", then it fades away. The really sad thing is that Matt and Lynne were given a plan to fix things in short order but thought it might cause too much stress. Matt is about to understand stress.

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Posted by Ben There on 04/17/2017 at 1:20 AM

Re: “Getting schooled

Although it has been quite a while since this was written by Patrick Klemz, we Missoulians need to encourage the district and other members of the public to reopen Prescott School. Jeanne Joscelyn, Prescott School advocate

Posted by Jeanne Joscelyn on 04/16/2017 at 9:48 PM

Re: “So, about that sale...

When they asked if I wanted to come down and build the platform for me and my friends to hang from, I was lall, like, no thanks dude man but I'm good.

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Posted by Jimmy toes on 04/15/2017 at 9:11 AM

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