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Idaho and Wyoming: Media Parallels

By • July 10, 2024

Last year Idaho Dispatch produced a series of investigative reports on who owns some of the media outlets Idahoans rely on for their information. You can find those reports here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

We brought you information on the ownership of these companies as well as their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies, ESG, hiring and promotion practices, “sustainability” to align with United Nations goals, covid policies, and more.

Recently Idaho Dispatch also brought you information on the many connections and parallels between Idaho and Wyoming. Here we dig into some of the ownership and information on Wyoming media.

WYOFILE

“WyoFile is an independent, member-supported, public-interest news service reporting on the people, places and policy of Wyoming. The organization incorporated in 2009 as a Wyoming 501(c)3 nonprofit, and is a member of the Institute for NonProfit News.”

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WyoFile discusses their commitment to DEIJ on their website.

“The news industry has long been led by a privileged subset of the population, and the bias and systemic racism that reporters chronicle in their stories often is present in journalism itself.”

WyoFile partners with States Newsroom. Idaho Dispatch coverage of States Newsroom can be found here.
States Newsroom DEIJ information can be found here.

TETON MEDIA WORKS, the parent company of JACKSON HOLE NEWS & GUIDE (JH News & Guide). Also, we discovered they are a news aggregate for WyoFile.

“Kevin Olson, still president, CEO and majority owner of Teton Media Works, is stepping aside to hand the newspaper’s day-to-day operations to Adam Meyer.”

Adam Meyer is a minority owner of Teton Media. More information can be found here.

Regarding the “Decarbonizing the West” initiative from Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon we reported on here, this article from JH News & Guide includes this disclaimer at the end of their article,

“— This story has been abridged from its original form. Find the full version at WyoFile.com. WyoFile is an independent nonprofit news organization focused on Wyoming people, places and policy.”


LEE ENTERPRISES owns CASPER STAR TRIBUNE

You can find the Lee Enterprises diversity information and policies here.

“As a company, we are focused on producing journalism and related products that embrace inclusion and distinct voices. Diversity, equity and inclusion serve as guiding principles in our daily newsgathering and across all facets of our business operations.”

Casper Star Tribune is the “leading source of WY news.” See also here.

COWBOY STATE DAILY is independent and privately owned. It was founded in 2019 by Annalise Wiederspahn and was then purchased in 2022 by Philanthropist B. Wayne Hughes Jr. Hughes Jr. founded American Commercial Equities and resides in CA. He contributed $500,000 to Donald Trump‘s 2020 presidential campaign.

According to this source, Cowboy State Daily “leans right.”

“But our analysis also found numerous instances where Cowboy State Daily reporting on trans communities used tropes the Trans Journalists Association’s style guide says perpetuate “harmful cliches and stereotypes.” These included [the words] “groom” (seventeen articles), “detransition” (seven), and “biological male/female” (forty).”

From this Columbia Journalism Review article, when it comes to publishing volume, “Cowboy State Daily’s volume greatly exceeds Wyofile’s.”

ADAMS PUBLISHING GROUP

Idaho Dispatch’s previous coverage of APG can be found here. You can find the list of Wyoming companies APG owns here.

GRAY TV owns WY NEWS NOW

MARQUEE MEDIA owns these stations both television and radio.

TOWNSQUARE MEDIA WYOMING owns multiple radio stations. The previous Idaho Dispatch article on Townsquare can be found here.

The Wyoming Governor displays a list of Wyoming newspapers and radio stations here.

The top 15 Wyoming News Websites in 2024, are shown here. It includes the numbers of followers.

The Wyoming press association is found here. These outlets pay to be a part of the press club. The circulation numbers are included.

Here you can find an alphabetical list of all Wyoming media.

The parallels in media for Idaho and Wyoming are obvious. With the exception of a small number of independent outlets, large companies own all the tv, radio, and newspaper stations we think of as local. The same exact policies, coverage, focus, and practices are being used in different markets.

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Tags: APG, Corporate News, DEI, Diversity, Equity, Idaho, Inclusion, Independent News, News, Townsquare, WyoFile, Wyoming, Wyoming Press Association

2 thoughts on “Idaho and Wyoming: Media Parallels

  1. So in summary, the same 6 to 8 companies, or off shoots of the same 6 to 8 companies, own all the “main stream” (left leaning and fake right leaning) news in the entire country. The simple rule is this- unless you’re a player in the globalist cabal you cannot own “their” media. They only sell to “their own” (cough cough other masons).

    The gullible and mostly brain washed American people rely on these outlets to tell them how to think and what their “values” will be and what they should be thinking about and what they should care about- mostly idolatry and moral filth and destruction of one’s own kind and one’s own family and one’s own country.

    If you speak to the majority of the people in any town across America you will see that the “programming” has paid off as they echo the liars in the “main stream” media “news” (propaganda) outlets. Our American couture is a direct microcosm of the continued lies we’ve been fed and believe for over 100 years now, all day and all night- all lies with 24/7.

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