Times Reporter Who Wrote "36 Hours in Portland" Actually Hates Portland

Sometimes, you should avoid Twitter.

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UPDATE: Freda Moon has deleted her original tweet so we've embedded screenshots instead. Also she is currently tweet-storming a sort-of apology. Last night, after what appears to be three bottles of wine and an unhappy trip through the comments section of the piece she wrote about how great Portland is, Freda Moon, New York Times writer and Person Who Might Want to Avoid Social Media, revealed ...   More
Thursday, September 10, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

National Media Shines Harsh Light on Kitzhaber's Legal and Political Troubles


The legal and political controversy surrounding the scandal enveloping Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes is dominating the news media’s attention in Oregon. But heat on the governor and his fiancee is starting to get attention around the country as well.The issue of Hayes’ use of Kitzhaber’s office for her personal gain—and the governor's alleged failure to follow state ethics ...   More
Friday, February 6, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

The New York Times Makes Portland a Cocktail to Celebrate Its Appearance in The New York Times

It has kombucha.


If we had a glass of hard liquor for every time Portland gets name-checked in The New York Times… Oh, wait: Now we do. The Grey Lady garnered a lot of local eyeballs last week with a magazine thumbsucker asking whether Portland has fallen victim to the "amenity paradox"—the event horizon where the nice things that draw people to a city draw so many people that they use up all the nice things. On ...   More
Monday, September 22, 2014 AARON MESH

New York Times Profile Details Marcus Mariota's Rocky Beginnings


College football fans got the chance to learn more about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's journey from high school football benchwarmer to early Heisman Trophy favorite in a New York Times profile published Sunday. Mariota, a redshirt junior at the University of Oregon, is the team's marquee star as the Ducks point toward the NCAA's new playoff system.However, Mariota's career had a rocky beginning, ...   More
Monday, August 25, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Debt Collection, The Sequel


Debt collection is a growth industry, in Oregon and across the country. Last year, WW wrote about Daniel Gordon, a lawyer who has filed thousands of Oregon lawsuits on behalf of debt collectors. Debt collection is one of Oregon’s—and the nation’s—fastest-growing businesses. Sophisticated companies buy up portfolios of bad credit-card debt, often at pennies on the dollar, in a kind of salvage ...   More
Monday, August 18, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Girl Talk Vs. Spoon in the NYT: Who Ya Got?

Which MusicfestNW headliner does the New York Times love more?


It's no secret that the New York Times loves pretty much everything concerning the city of Portland—foofy whiskeybar with a ladder? NYTOnIt!—but it's still interesting to see just how much the paper of record loves the headliners of Portland's largest music festival, MusicfestNW.This Sunday's edition of the New York Times Magazine contains a 3,000-word profile of Sunday headliner Spoon, headlined ...   More
Monday, August 4, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

New York Times Says Electronic Cigarette Industry "Selling Poison by the Barrel"


Last week, WW reported that lawmakers and local health officials have thus far failed to regulate the booming sales of electronic cigarettes. Today's New York Times highlights the potential dangers associated with the new way of delivering nicotine, focusing on the potential improper consumption of the liquids used in the e-cigarettes. "The nicotine levels in e-liquids varies. Most range between 1.8 ...   More
Monday, March 24, 2014 BRENDAN WELCH

Jeff Bezos: Threat or Menace?

Tyson Evans of the New York Times: 'I'm pretty excited for the competition.'


At TechfestNW, WW editor Mark Zusman interviewed the New York Times deputy editor for interactive news, Tyson Evans, part of the team behind the Pulitzer-winning "Snow Fall" piece about a Cascade mountain avalanche that garnered 3 million views during Christmas week last year. Zusman took a moment to ask Evans about Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' August acquisition ...   More
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 WW Staff

The New York Times' Tyson Evans on the Future of Interactive News

WW Editor Mark Zusman interviews the Times' deputy editor at TechfestNW


At TechfestNW, WW editor Mark Zusman interviewed the New York Times deputy editor for interactive news, Tyson Evans, part of the team behind that super-impressive (and Pulitzer-winning) "Snow Fall" piece about a Cascade mountain avalanche that garnered 3 million views during Christmas week last year. The two talked about the future of interactive news, hacking, the death penalty, why the ...   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TechfestNW 2013: Tyson Evans

The Newspaper in the Digital Age

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In the week before Christmas in 2012, almost 3 million people clicked onto an online newspaper story about an avalanche in the Cascade mountains. Readers spent an average of 12 minutes on the page   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 ROBERT HAM


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