Billings Gazette

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Billings Gazette
Logo of Billings Gazette.png
The logo of the Billings Gazette
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Lee Enterprises
Publisher Michael Gulledge
Editor Steve Prosinski
Founded 1885 (as Billings Daily Gazette)
Headquarters 401 N. Broadway Ave.
Billings, MT 59101
United States
Website www.billingsgazette.com

The Billings Gazette is the second largest newspaper in Montana after the Missoulian. It is geographically one of the most widely distributed newspapers in the nation. Each day carriers deliver more than 45,000 daily copies and that number increases to 50,000 on Sunday. To accomplish this 450 independent carriers and bundle haulers drive in excess of 12,000 miles to deliver papers in more than 120 different towns across more than 105,000 square miles (roughly the size of Iowa and Illinois combined).

  • The first newspaper in Billings was published in 1882.
  • The first edition of The Gazette was published May 3, 1885, on a single sheet of paper.
  • The Billings Gazette moved into its current building on July 20, 1968– 42 years ago.
  • The Billings Gazette facility is approximately 94,000 sq. ft. and employs more than 200 people. There are people working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • The Billings Gazette celebrated its 125th birthday in 2010

The Billings Gazette print 3 editions of The Gazette every day: local, State, and Wyoming. The Wyoming edition is printed first because it has the farthest to travel.

Press[edit]

The press runs from around 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m daily and prints approximately 45,000 copies of the Billings Gazette. For the Sunday paper, the press runs from around 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. and approximately 50,000 copies are printed.

Notable contributors[edit]

  • Rocky Dailey, (online reporter)
  • Craig Lancaster, (editor and author)
  • John Letasky (sportswriter/columnist/blogger)
  • Ryan Minch (former sportswriter/blogger, sports editor of the Laurel Outlook)
  • Tom Stout, (former editorial writer)
  • Becky Shay, (former reporter)

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