- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The University of Montana’s student newspaper is switching from a four-day printed publication to a larger weekly, with daily stories online, due to cuts in student fees and advertising revenue.

Editor-in-chief Ric Sanchez says the Kaimin had planned to make the change starting in the fall, but decided to do it earlier to avoid a potential debt of $20,000 or more by the end of the semester. Staffers are taking pay cuts and some are reducing their paid hours. The newspaper plans to ask students to approve a $1 increase in the $5 fee it receives from each student. The newspaper’s budget decreased as UM’s enrollment declined.

Sanchez says the weekly paper, to be printed on Wednesdays, will more than double in size and contain longer stories.

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