The Billings Gazette is the largest newspaper in Montana. It is geographically one of the most widely distributed newspapers in the nation.
The logo of the Billings Gazette
|Founded||1885(as Billings Daily Gazette)|
|Headquarters||401 North Broadway Avenue|
Billings, Montana 59101
Each day carriers deliver more than 39,000 copies, and that number increases to more than 44,000 on Sunday.
- The first newspaper in Billings was published in 1882.
- The first edition of the Gazette was published May 3, 1885, on a single sheet of paper.
- The Billings Gazette moved into its North Broadway Avenue building on July 20, 1968.
- The Billings Gazette facility is approximately 94,000 sq ft (8,700 m2) and employs more than 200 people. There are people working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Billings Gazette prints three editions every day: local, State, and Wyoming. The Wyoming edition is printed first because it has the farthest to travel.
The press runs from around 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. daily and prints approximately 45,000 copies of the Billings Gazette; as of 2013, non‑Sunday circulation was 39,405, the highest in Montana; on Sunday, the press runs from around 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. and 44,937 copies are printed.