Even Less Coverage of Montana’s Congressional Delegation?

This is hardly encouraging news: The Lee Newspapers are closing their one reporter bureau in Washington, D.C. that covered the Congressional delegations from Montana and Wyoming:

“To adjust to the continual rising expenses our newspapers are facing, we’ve decided to move coverage of the congressional delegation back to our newsrooms and our three-reporter state bureau in Helena, and to rely upon the Associated Press for our Washington coverage,” said IR editor John Doran.

I’ve been as critical as anyone of some of the  coverage of politics done by Montana’s Lee papers, but maybe it’s too easy and unfair to criticize the reporter working the stories when corporate ownership is more interested in increasing profits than actually keeping the the news in their newspapers.

If you appreciate an independent voice holding Montana politicians accountable and informing voters, and you can throw a few dollars a month our way, we would certainly appreciate it.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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