We devote countless hours each week to producing a great Sunday newspaper, the centerpieces of which run on our front page, on the cover of our Sunday Territory section and on the Sports section front.
But what also distinguishes the Sunday Missoulian is the fact that we don’t stop at those showy pieces. Sunday’s newspaper is filled with an incredible variety of news, features and information.
And all those little things, added together, equal a good old-fashioned, sit-a-spell-with-us Sunday read.
Examples? “The Way We Were,” the weekly historical photograph that runs inside our Territory section. Each photo is submitted by a Missoulian reader and is often timed to the season or a specific event. Each provides a look back at the people and places of our state.
This Sunday, the photo shows the Montana delegation of the 2nd American Expeditionary Forces marching in a parade in Paris, France, in 1927, marking 10 years since the declaration of World War I.
(By the way: If you have a favorite historical family photograph that you would like to see in the Sunday Missoulian, please send a print to Kurt Wilson, Photography Editor, Missoulian, 500 S. Higgins Ave., Missoula, MT 59801 or e-mail to email@example.com. Please include the date of the photograph and identities of people in the picture.)
More examples: The Q&A published each Sunday inside the Sports section, highlighting a western Montana athlete or coach who might not otherwise make it into the newspaper – or who makes it into the paper a lot, but who we all know very little about personally.
And how about the Sunday crime map? And Government Week, our look ahead at the upcoming week in local government – so readers can more easily get involved and stay involved in civic issues? And our Sunday Books pages, which include all the upcoming local readings and book signings, as well as news and features from the world of books and publishing.
The list is long and lively, so I’m going to stop with just a few of the many examples.
And all of those little things, of course, come on top of the significant news and feature stories that anchor our section fronts every Sunday. The packages that reporters and photographers and editors spend considerable time in producing and delivering to our readers.
I hope you’ll join us this Sunday, for another great edition of the Missoulian. You’ll be glad you did, and so will I!