Bozeman Daily Chronicle (Bozeman, MT)

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Contact Information

 

Stephanie Pressly, Publisher

Stephanie Pressly, Publisher, Big Sky Publishing

Bozeman Daily Chronicle
2820 West College St.
P.O. Box 1190
Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone: 406-587-4491
Fax: 406-587-7995
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History

The Chronicle has evolved over more than 100 years into Montana’s fifth largest newspaper.

The newspapers that eventually became today’s Chronicle started with Bozeman’s first, the Montana Pick & Plow in 1869. That soon changed hands and title to the Avant Courier. A competing paper, the Bozeman Times, perhaps had the most notable “scoop” of the day: “Custer’s Battle and Death” was the headline for the Extra edition produced on July 3, 1876. The Avant Courier absorbed the Bozeman Times in 1877 and by 1883 a competing Bozeman Weekly Chronicle was started. On Dec. 4, 1911, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle was launched and Bozeman became the nation’s smallest city to carry a full Associated Press report daily. The Chronicle bought the Avant Courier in 1954, making Bozeman a one-newspaper town. By 1981, the paper shifted to afternoon deliveries and introduced computers to their production process. 15 years later it shifted back to mornings and introduced a web site.

Today, the Chronicle has a print circulation of about 15,000 and a total audience, including online readers, of more than 51,000. The Chronicle boasts the number one web site in southwest Montana with more than one million page views per month. The paper now offers an array of digital marketing services in addition to total market coverage with its print products. It publishes Tuesday through Sunday.

Location

Bozeman is an eclectic Rocky Mountain town of 40,000 people known for its scenery, year-round recreational opportunities and growing economy. The town is home to Montana State University and an array of technology companies, retailers and entrepreneurs. With a thriving historic downtown, Bozeman offers plenty for arts and culture lovers as well as outdoor enthusiasts. And, it’s only a short drive to Yellowstone National Park.


Awards

2013

C.B. BLETHEN MEMORIAL AWARD
  • Distinguished diversity coverage, second place, for series, “Immigrants among us”
SPJ NORTHWEST EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM
  • General excellence, second place
MONTANA NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION
  • Public service, first place, for series, “Perils of Powder”
  • General excellence, second place
PIONEER NEWS GROUP RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE AWARDS
  • Design, first place
  • Multi-media, first place, “Bamboo Rods”; second place, “Running House Rock”
  • In-depth reporting, second place, “Big Politics in the Sky”
  • News photography, second place

2012

SPJ NORTHWEST EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM
  • Best comprehensive coverage, first place, for series, “Green Town USA”
MONTANA NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION
  • Best website, first place