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Primary website:
newwest.net
Primary Twitter:
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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.

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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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