Owner: Lee Enterprises
Date: May 31, 2008
The one-reporter Washington, D.C., bureau shared by six papers was closed.
Source: Billings Gazette via Paper Cuts tip
By Gazette News Services
The Washington, D.C., news bureau that covered the Montana and Wyoming congressional delegations and Western issues for several Lee Enterprises newspapers closed Friday.
Funding for the one-reporter bureau was shared by The Billings Gazette, Missoulian, Montana Standard, Helena Independent Record, Ravalli Republic and Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune.
“To adjust to rising expenses our newspapers are facing, we’ve decided to move coverage of the congressional delegation back to our newsrooms and our three-reporter state bureau in Helena,” said Gazette Editor Steve Prosinski. The D.C. bureau was opened in December 2002.