JUICY SUITS: Bomb Dropped on KOIN: Allegations That Ed Whelan's Firing Was Discrimination, Reporter Kacey Montoya Posed For Sexy Photos

When Portland's KOIN 6 News changed ownership last year, speculation swirled in media circles about staff shakeups at the station. Well hold onto your microphone, because new details have emerged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by former KOIN news director Jeff Alan. And it's a bombshell. Among the allegations: That beloved long-time sports anchor Ed Whelan was fired due to discrimination by the ...   More
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 JAMES PITKIN

Bankrupt Bend Bulletin Blasts Big Bank

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Today the Wall Street Journal and media blogs picked up yesterday's news about the recent bankruptcy filing of one of Oregon's largest daily newspapers, the Bend Bulletin.The Bulletin says it will continue operations. American newspaper bankruptcies are a dime a dozen these days, but what makes this one national news is that the paper's editor, John Costa, wrote an editorial blaming Bank of America ...   More
Thursday, August 25, 2011 COREY PEIN

New York State of Mind

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Monday, July 6, 2009 MARK ZUSMAN

All the News That Fits a Viewpoint

The Oregonian partners with a Libertarian think tank.

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Earlier this month, The Oregonian announced an online partnership with nine organizations to provide news, blogs and features through the newspaper’s website. The new Oregonian News Network, the p   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Blue Light Special: Coming Up on AMNW...ME???

On Wednesday, Dec. 26, when most of you will be shuffling back to work or heading to the shopping mall to snag the stuff nobody wanted to give anyone for Christmas, I'll be doing my best to NOT look like a total jackass on KATU-TV's wonderfully, wacky morning show AMNW (which, if you've noticed recently has morphed into this weird hybrid of The David Letterman Show and Pee-Wee Herman's Playhouse). Yes, ...   More
Monday, December 24, 2007 Byron Beck

UPDATED: Stumptown slammed in Esquire?

The January issue of Esquire arrived in my mailbox on Friday with a special gift: a hilarious rant (sadly, not available online) by section editor David Katz that might be about the Stumptown Coffee in the Ace Hotel. The evidence is circumstantial: Katz complains that he is forced to wait interminably in a cafe attached to his hotel in "Seattle or Portland or Brooklyn" (just when did that trio start ...   More
Tuesday, December 18, 2007 BEN WATERHOUSE

Oregonian Managing Editor Steve Engelberg Leaving

Steve Engelberg, one of The Oregonian's three managing news editors, is leaving the paper to be managing editor of ProPublica, a new national investigative reporting enterprise. More details of the move are here. But one reporter with The Oregonian said the paper's staff was stunned when they got the email today from Editor Sandy Rowe about Engelberg's move. The newsroom insider said many colleagues ...   More
Thursday, December 6, 2007

KGW Takes Us Into The Future (With a Little More Makeup)

KGW sent out a press release yesterday announcing a "historic press conference" at their studio this morning. It was pretty mysterious, promising only "an announcement of a historic addition to KGW's News Gathering Operation." Anticipation, as you can imagine, was pretty high as we all gathered on a set at the news station. KGW president and general manager DJ Wilson welcomed us, and then dropped ...   More
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 Jonah Sandford

More Changes at Oregon Health News

Just over a year ago, the founding editor-in-chief of Oregon Health News, Diane Lund-Muzikant, left the investigative trade journal saying she was fired. (The dispute is detailed here in "Surgical Strike".) Lund-Muzikant eventually sued the organization that oversees the health-care publication, and in August she settled with the group, Oregon Health Forum. Last Friday, Lund-Muzikant's replacement, ...   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 BETH SLOVIC

The Latest Western Oregon University Media Flap: School Staff Accused of Free Speech Violations

“I'm writing to you out of desperation” was the subject line of an e-mail sent recently to WWire from Western Oregon Journal Editor-in-Chief Gerry Blakney. The budding journalist at Western Oregon University's newspaper is desperate because he says school administrators are trampling on the paper's First Amendment rights. Last week, Blakney says he discovered the student media's ...   More
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 Lillian Hogan


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