The Montana View (formerly Montana Press Monthly) covers statewide news, arts and culture and features online content and a printed companion piece distributed at hundreds of locations across Montana.

Montana View offers expanded online coverage of issues across Montana and the west and features book reviews and event listings, in-depth criminal justice and environmental reporting and coverage of underreported issues in the state. Montana View will continue to cover opinion and perspective from a variety of Montana voices, investigative biographies of historical and current figures in Montana history and extensive overage of entertainment and the arts. A companion piece to the online publication is printed by Montana Press, LLC 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 were printed and distributed across the state monthly. With an estimated 2.5 readers per issue, the publication boasted over 40,000 readers each month across Montana. Online and on social media, where Montana Press continues to upload daily Bygone Days, readership tops tens of thousands of people monthly.

Originally founded in 2004 as the Livingston Weekly-Current, a news and arts paper in Park County, since 2018 the Montana Press Monthly has offered coverage of events, activities and profiles of characters from all over the state with a focus on history, recreation, tourism, literature, arts and music. This media tradition will continue in 2022 with Montana View. (Find past issues of the Montana Press Monthly online here.)

Montana Press, LLC is a full member of the Montana Newspaper Association and an affiliate member of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. The print newspaper won numerous Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. In2021, the newspaper procured a $7,000 Google Initiative Fellowship for a young University of Montana Journalism School graduate for Indigenous arts reporting.

An enterprise managed much like a benefit corporation working to encourage journalism education, broaden coverage of underreported issues and launch young writers and reporters, Montana Press, LLC produces original Montana and Western-based news and arts content by supporting the work of writers, artists, students and photographers across the state. The Montana View continues to seek grants and funds for student-led and investigative reporting and remains open to submissions from freelance writers and reporters. For submission guidelines, contact

Free statewide newspapers and content on the Montana View website 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.

For more information about our contributors, writers and editorial board, visit our Meet the Press page on our News & Arts feed or contact us.

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