Master Editor/Publisher Award

Acknowledging the Efforts of Editors and Publishers in the Montana Newspaper Industry!

This award is given by the Montana Newspaper Association to persons, nominated by their peers, who are actively engaged in editing and/or publishing a Montana newspaper, in good membership standing, or to a person who is retired from a Montana Newspaper Association newspaper, under our membership!

Honoring Montana's Journalists

2022 Nominations

The selection is based upon:

• Contributions to the MNA and the profession of journalism
• Record of service in the profession
• Influence on others in the profession
• Esteem of fellow journalists
• An honorable personal life

Please provide the selection committee whatever information you deem helpful in selecting a recipient of this prestigious award. Be as complete, but concise, as possible.

Deadline for nominations is Monday, March 28, 2022.  The recipient will be honored during the 137th annual MNA convention in Glendive, Montana.

    2019
    Mike Gulledge Billings Gazette
    2018
    Darla Downs The Herald-News
    2017
    Burley & Rozlynn Bowler Daniels County Leader
    2016
    Matt Gibson Missoula Independent
    2015
    Stephanie Pressly Bozeman Daily Chronicle
    Greg Corr Whitehall Ledger
    2014
    Jim Strauss Great Falls Tribune
    2013
    Dan Killoy Miles City Star
    Libby Berndt Sidney Herald
    2012
    Tom Kurdy Daily Inter Lake
    Gary Moseman Great Falls Tribune
    2011
    Janice Anderson Boulder Monitor
    2010
    Jeff & Melody Martinsen Choteau Acantha
    2009
    Dick Crockford Dillon Tribune
    2008
    Brian & LeAnne Kavanagh Cut Bank Pioneer Press
    Rick Weaver Bozeman Daily Chronicle
    2007
    Richard C. “Dick” Berger Cascade Courier
    Sally Campbell Anaconda Leader
    2006
    Robert “Bob” Gilluly Great Falls Tribune
    2005
    Lloyd G. Schermer Missoulian
    Dale & Beccy Oberly Big Timber Pioneer
    2004
    Terry Dwyer Great Falls Tribune
    Marc & Ginny Wilson Bigfork Eagle
    2003
    Don Coe The Plainsman
    Devon H. Sorlie High Country Independent Press
    2002
    Jerry Miller The Times-Clarion
    John Watson Miles City Star
    Milt & Gloria Wester Laurel Outlook
    2001
    Daniel A. Black Daily Inter Lake
    2000
    Richard Wesnick Billings Gazette
    1999
    Dwight Tracy Havre Daily News
    1998
    Robert C. McGiffert U of M J-School
    1997
    Wayne E. Schile Billings Gazette
    1996
    William D. James Great Falls Tribune
    1995
    Frank Datta Wibaux Pioneer-Gazette
    Dean Neitz Anaconda Leader
    Helen Peterson Hardin Herald
    Charles W. Walk Independent Record
    1994
    Harry Downs The Herald-News
    Bruce K. Smith Bozeman Daily Chronicle
    John Talbot Missoulian
    1993
    Irvin Hutchison Liberty County Times
    George Remington Billings Gazette
    Verle Rademacher Meagher County News
    1992
    K.A. Eggensperger Sanders County Ledger
    John F. Kavanagh Shelby Promoter
    Brian Kennedy Hungry Horse News
    1991
    Ken Byerly Lewistown News-Argus
    Frank Burke Glendive Ranger-Review
    Nathaniel Blumberg U of M J-School
    Louise Rasmussen Roundup Record-Tribune
    Hal Stearns The Times-Clarion
    Mel Ruder Hungry Horse News