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About MTFP

The Montana Free Press is an independent source for in-depth Montana news, information, and analysis.

Founded by veteran award-winning investigative and political reporter John S. Adams, MTFP seeks to uncover the truth and bring to light important news stories by studying arcane bureaucratic processes, seeking out dark corners of major institutions, digging deep into data and documents, and holding those in power accountable to the people.

Our coverage spans the Big Sky State with an emphasis on government, politics, natural resources, energy, social justice, health care, and the environment.

We work independently and in collaboration with other news outlets around Montana to produce meaningful news stories that have an impact on the lives and livelihoods of local communities.

Editorial Independence Policy

MTFP is supported by individuals and organizations who value in-depth, investigative news coverage and analysis. We are an independent, nonpartisan, news organization that retains 100% authority over our editorial content.

MTFP accepts gifts, grants and sponsorship from individuals and organizations for the general support of our mission and activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support. MTFP may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but we maintain editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content. Acceptance of gifts and contributions does not in any way constitute MTFP’s implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

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