The Oregonian Is Shutting Down Printing Plant, Laying Off Pressroom Employees


The company that publishes The Oregonian is shutting down its printing presses—a landmark in the slow dismantling of the state’s biggest news organization. The decision means that the newspaper’s own printing presses will be silent for the first time in a century or more. Instead, The O will be published offsite by a private contractor. The Oregonian is owned by Advance Publications, the New ...   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 AARON MESH

The Oregonian Admits Troll-y Letter Was "Probably" Written Under "a False Name"

Paper has not yet admitted traffic-driving post was totally fake.


Earlier today The Oregonian's commentary team set the internet aflame with a letter by one Andre Marcel of Bend calling Portland a "frightening" and "nasty" place. Marcel allegedly brought his family to the city to enjoy the Rose Parade, only to find that it had "degenerated into filth" and become a place where "sidewalks are, in reality, human toilets." "Having grown up in ...   More
Monday, June 8, 2015 by Lizzy Acker

Former Oregonian Editor Peter Bhatia Will Run Business Journalism School


Peter Bhatia, who left his job as top editor of The Oregonian last year for Arizona, is extending his journey into the desert.Arizona State University today named Bhatia the new director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. He left The O in March 2014 for a one-year teaching job at ASU. "The Reynolds Center has long provided an essential service for journalism," Bhatia ...   More
Friday, June 5, 2015 by Aaron Mesh

The Oregonian Lays Off Key Veteran Staffers


The Oregonian is laying off some of its newsroom veterans in what is both a cost-cutting move and a continued reshaping of the newsroom under the paper's new editor, Mark Katches.These layoffs are the first conducted under Katches, who joined The Oregonian in July. They do not appear to be nearly as widespread as the cuts that removed about a quarter of the newsroom in 2013, prefacing a reduction in ...   More
Monday, April 13, 2015 AARON MESH

The Oregonian, Picking Up a Little Cash, Sells Photos Of Its Ex-Reporters

Oh, and the paper just hiked the subscription rate by $1 a week

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The Oregonian this week told subscribers  that the price they pay to get the paper on their doorsteps is going up $52 a year.A letter recently included inside issues of the paper (dated January 2014—probably by mistake) told customers their home-delivery rates would go up by $1 a week starting March 1. That takes the weekly cost for receiving four days of The O from $5 to $6 a week, according ...   More
Friday, January 16, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

The Oregonian's State Politics Desk Loses Another Reporter


The Oregonian has lost another state politics reporter. Yuxing Zheng is leaving the paper to work as a spokeswoman for Metro.Zheng, 29, covered the state legislature and Gov. John Kitzhaber's office. Metro, the regional planning agency, internally announced Zheng's hiring this morning as "the new content and storytelling guru for Metro’s parks, trails and natural areas work."The departure of Zheng ...   More
Monday, August 4, 2014 AARON MESH

Two Veteran Staffers Are Leaving The Oregonian

UPDATE: And a third.


ORIGINAL POST, 2:50 pm Friday, July 25: On Monday, The Oregonian will complete its move into a new office space in Crown Plaza at 1500 SW 1st Ave., leaving its longtime digs at at 1320 SW Broadway.Not all of its staff will be coming along. Two longtime employees—the newspaper's top sports editor and a health reporter— have both announced their departures this week, the latest to leave in the wake ...   More
Monday, July 28, 2014 AARON MESH

News Industry Analyst Looks at Challenges Facing The Oregonian's New Editor

Ken Doctor says the paper's Sunday paid print circulation has dropped below 200,000


Readers of The Oregonian got a piece of good news this week: The state's largest newspaper has hired much-decorated and widely respected investigative editor Mark Katches as its new top editor. That announcement follows stark changes by the state's largest newspaper in its move to the web: Its New York-based owners, Advance Publications, conducted widespread layoffs last summer, and instituted online ...   More
Thursday, July 3, 2014 AARON MESH

Political Reporter Harry Esteve Leaving The Oregonian


Harry Esteve, one of the top political reporters at The Oregonian, is leaving the paper for a job at Portland State University.Esteve joined The Oregonian in 1999. He has become one of the pillars of the newspaper's state political team, conducting in-depth examinations of business energy tax credits and the Oregon Lottery. He has most recently been leading the paper's coverage of Oregon Gov. John ...   More
Friday, May 16, 2014 AARON MESH

The Oregonian Wins Pulitzer for Editorials on PERS


The Oregonian was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Monday for a series of editorials on the rising costs of Oregon's Public Employee Retirement System.The Pulitzer announcement said the newspaper's editorials explained "the urgent but complex issue of rising pension costs, notably engaging readers and driving home the link between necessary solutions and their impact on everyday lives." The paper also ...   More
Monday, April 14, 2014 KATE WILLSON


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