Oct. 1 – 7, 2017, marks the 77th anniversary of National Newspaper Week. NNW is coordinated by Newspaper Association Managers, Inc., a consortium of North American trade associations representing the industry on a state and provincial, regional and national level. Throughout the week, the journalism community will pause to recognize the importance of newspapers and celebrate their significance. I hope our readers of The Madisonian will join us in considering the importance of our local paper and the value it adds to our communities. Trust us, we have fun, informative content planned for the Oct. 5 paper, which is published in the middle of the event.
Last weekend, The Madisonian’s owner/publishers, Susanne Hill and Erin Leonard, attended the 132nd Montana Newspaper Association annual convention in Lewistown. Aside from the inspiration they received along with tips about how to better serve Madison County, they represented The Madisonian at the awards banquet.
Earlier this month, I attended the University of Montana School of Journalism’s internship and career fair. I traveled to Missoula without any expectations – though The Madisonian and the West Yellowstone Star are not desperate for interns, I wanted to see a young crop of journalists. If I found a student with skills complimentary to what our organization preferences, all the better!
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, another holiday or nothing at all, this time of the year is full of traditions.
I moved to Madison County at the end of high school football season three years ago. By the time I was settled in at the paper and ready to go out on assignment, the Ennis Mustangs football team was the only county team still left in the playoffs.
Quite frankly, I’m not concerned with whom people voted for. I hope everyone made informed decisions, and that they are satisfied and confident in the bubbles they blackened on their ballots. What I do care about is how we all move forward.
A few weeks ago, The Madisonian participated in the Ennis Hunters Feed. If you’re not familiar with the feed, it always takes place the afternoon before opening day of rifle season and is a chance for locals to empty out their freezers by preparing wild game dishes for the community to taste and enjoy.