Samuel Wilson is a visual journalist covering rural Montana for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. He has worked most recently as a freelance photographer based in Portland, Oregon, his hometown, and previously in southeast Alaska, while also independently producing short and full-length documentaries. Wilson interned at several community newspapers around the country after graduating from the University of Montana, where he was the multimedia editor for the student publication, the Montana Kaimin, and took first place in the Hearst National Multimedia Championship. Wilson considers the mountains of the Pacific Northwest to be home.
The Chronicle has evolved over more than 100 years into Montana’s fifth largest newspaper. The newspapers that eventually became today’s Chronicle started with Bozeman’s first, the Montana Pick & Plow in 1869. That soon changed hands and title to the Avant Courier. A competing paper, the Bozeman Times, perhaps had the most notable “scoop” of the day: “Custer’s Battle and Death” was the headline for the Extra edition produced on July 3, 1876. Today, the Chronicle has a print circulation of about 15,000 and a total audience, including online readers, of more than 51,000. The Chronicle's website generates more than 1 million page views per month.
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