Griz beat Cats in Montana headline analysis

A year’s worth of headlines allows a glimpse into the common universe of newspapers from across Montana. We analyzed 2,083 titles that ran in the news and Montana sections of the Billings Gazette, the Bozeman Chronicle, the Missoulian, the Montana Standard and the Sidney Herald between September 2015 and September 2016. Here are our key takeaways.


Kelsey Johnson is a senior at the University of Montana studying journalism and media arts. She is a coffee enthusiast, lover of pens and a firm believer that print isn’t dead.