The Montana Press Monthly is a free monthly newspaper covering statewide news, arts and culture and distributed at hundreds of locations across Montana.
The publication is printed by Montana Press, LLC each month at the Yellowstone Newspapers Group printing presses in Livingston, Montana on the banks of the Yellowstone River.
As of summer 2021, over 15,000 copies of the Montana Press are printed and distributed across the state monthly. With an estimated 2.5 readers per issue, the publication has around 40,000 readers each month across Montana.
Every month, thousands of issues are distributed to free box locations from Billings to Butte, Missoula to Townsend, Helena to Great Falls and all points in between. The free newspaper is also inserted monthly in the Dillon Tribune, The Lewistown News-Argus and the Carbon County News.
Originally founded in 2004 as the Livingston Weekly-Current, a weekly news and arts paper in Park County, since 2018 the Montana Press has offered coverage of events, activities and characters from all over the state with a focus on history, recreation, tourism, literature, arts and music.
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Montana Press is a full member of the Montana Newspaper Association and an affiliate member of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. The newspaper has won numerous Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
A not-for-profit enterprise managed by Reilly Neill, Montana Press, LLC produces original Montana and Western-based news and arts content by supporting the work of writers, journalists, artists, students and photographers across the state.
Free statewide newspapers and ad-free content on MontanaPress.net are created through the support of donations, subscriptions and underwriting by businesses in communities across the state. To learn more about partnering with and supporting the Montana Press, check out the Partner With Us page.
The Montana Press Monthly is not affiliated with the Montana Free Press (MTFP), a non-profit newsgroup producing free online hard news content and content for wire services to use in print. We urge our readers to support their work and other news outlets across the state.
For more information about our contributors, writers and editorial board visit our Meet the Press page on our News & Arts feed or contact us.