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newwest.net
Primary Twitter:
@newwest

Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

New West is a for-profit online media company based in Missoula, Mont. It was founded in 2005 by Jonathan Weber.

New West covers six states in the Rocky Mountains: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. It has local sites in Missoula, as well as Bozeman, Montana, and Boise, Idaho.

The company has a full-time staff of at least a half-dozen, along with local editors and writers on contract. New West relies primarily on online advertising for revenue, though it also runs conferences and events and a custom-publishing business.

In January 2010, Weber left New West to become editor in chief of the nonprofit Bay Citizen. Laura Ingham is now the publisher and CEO.

Recent Nieman Lab coverage:
Jan. 19, 2011 / Lois Beckett
“Gee, you guys are spending an awful lot of money”: The Bay Citizen editor on funding quality news — Seven months into its bid to reinvent the metro newspaper, The Bay Citizen, the San Francisco-based nonprofit news site, has raised a total of $14.5 million in philanthropic gifts, rolled out daily online news and cultur...

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Primary author: Mark Coddington. Main text last updated: May 15, 2011.
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