" Missoulian, Ravalli Republic merge newsrooms
We set off on a new and exciting venture Monday, with the merger of the Missoulian and Ravalli Republic newsrooms.
That means we now have one combined reporting force covering all of western Montana – from Whitefish to Darby – and that’s great news for all our print and online readers.
Both newsrooms are staffed with incredible journalists – reporters, photographers and editors who truly care about their communities, who have a depth of reporting and community experience, and who are committed to their newspapers and their profession.
Here’s the announcement to be published in Tuesday’s Missoulian:
The Missoulian and Ravalli Republic, both newspapers owned by Lee Enterprises, merged their newsrooms on Monday.
The combined news staff will be better able to cover the wide breadth and depth of issues facing western Montanans, while delivering that news across all the delivery platforms available today, in print and online.
Sherry Devlin, editor of the Missoulian, will be editor of both newspapers as part of the change.
Ravalli Republic editor Perry Backus will become a senior reporter headquartered in Hamilton, reporting full-time for both newspapers.
No one was laid off in either newsroom as part of the merger.
In the weeks to come, readers should see an enhanced news report in both the Missoulian and the Ravalli Republic, and on their respective websites.
We’re excited to be able to provide readers of the Missoulian and the Ravalli Republic with a larger, more complete daily news report – and with 24/7 coverage from all of western Montana.
That’s an awesome responsibility, one I think we’re better able to fulfill with our newly expanded newsroom.
Watch our newspapers and websites in the weeks to come. I think you’ll notice some changes that you will like.
Sherry Devlin "
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