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Independent Record
Helena Independent Record logo.jpg
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
PublisherAnita Fasbender
EditorJesse Chaney
FoundedAugust 2, 1867, as The Daily Herald and October 12, 1867, as The Weekly Independent
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersHelena, Montana
CountryUnited States
ISSN2326-9588 (print)
2326-9596 (web)
OCLC number11978496
Websitehelenair.com

The Independent Record (often abbreviated to IR) is a daily newspaper printed and distributed in Helena, Montana. The newspaper is part of the Lee Enterprises group.[1]

History

Early Helena newspapers included The Daily Independent and The Helena Weekly Independent.
Early Helena newspapers included The Daily Independent and The Helena Weekly Independent.

The roots of the IR lie in two newspapers that were founded in 1867, The Daily Herald of Helena and The Weekly Independent of Deer Lodge.

The Daily Herald started publishing in Helena on August 2, 1867.[2] The Weekly Independent started publishing in Deer Lodge on October 12, 1867,[3] and then moved to Helena in March 1874,[4] and began publication as The Daily Independent, and then, in 1875, as The Helena Independent.[5]

The Herald later merged with The Montana Daily Record, which was founded in August 1900.[6] The new publication was renamed The Montana Record-Herald.[7] Additionally, on November 22, 1943, another merger followed: this time with The Helena Independent, to become the Independent Record.[8]

After over thirty years of ownership by the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, the IR was sold to Lee Enterprises in 1959. The IR converted from hot metal to phototype in 1973, and in 1975, installed one of the first newsroom computer systems. In the summer of 2002, a new press plant was opened and housed in a new 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) printing and distribution center.

See also

References

  1. ^ "About Lee". Lee Enterprises. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
  2. ^ "About The Daily herald. [volume] (Helena, M.T. [i.e. Mont.]) 1867-186?". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  3. ^ "About The weekly independent. [volume] (Deer Lodge City, Mont.) 1867-1875". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  4. ^ "About The Helena independent. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1875-1943". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  5. ^ "About The Daily independent. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1874-1875". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  6. ^ "About The Montana daily record. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1900-1916". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  7. ^ "About The Montana record-herald. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1916-1943". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  8. ^ "About The independent-record. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1943-current". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 22 October 2020.