Missoula Independent Announces Editorial Staff Changes, Website Redesign

Last week’s issue marked the 21st anniversary of the Missoula
, and the stories therein noted more than a few changes
at the paper over the years. Keeping with that theme, we have a few
recent changes to announce.

Skylar Browning has been named executive editor for Independent
Publishing. He takes over as editor for the Indy following the
departure of Robert Meyerowitz, who recently resigned to focus on
his own writing projects.

Skylar first joined the Independent as arts editor in 2005 before
becoming editor-in-chief in 2008. He’s spent the last two years as a
contributing editor for the paper and, more recently, as editor of
Montana Headwall. In his new role as executive editor, Skylar will
work on both the Indy and Headwall, and both associated websites.

Photo editor Chad Harder has also rejoined the paper and Montana
. Harder started with the Indy in 1999.

“Missoula and the Indy are fortunate to have such an experienced
newsroom covering the community,” says publisher Lynne Foland.
“We’re thrilled to have Skylar back in the newsroom working with
award-winning journalists like Jessica Mayrer, Matthew Frank, Erika
Fredrickson, Alex Sakariassen and Chad.”

The Independent is also proud to announce one other major change that you may have already noticed: a complete redesign of
missoulanews.com. Our new site will continue to deliver the same
great content, but with a dynamic new look. Features include a
revamped Events Calendar with streamlined search capabilities, daily
Spotlight suggestions and the ability for local promoters and
nonprofits to upload their event information–and photos–directly to
our site. It’s also easier to find our ongoing promotions, free
classifieds listings and special issues. The redesign launch works in
conjunction with the Indy‘s new-look mobile site, which has quick
links to daily blog posts, restaurant listings, movie times and other
vital content.


Lynne Foland, lfoland@missoulanews.com

Skylar Browning, sbrowning@missoulanews.com

(406) 543-6609

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