Oregonian Seeks Weed Reviewer For Drug-Free Newsroom


The Oregonian wants a pot critic. Editors at the state’s largest newspaper have started placing ads, shared on Facebook in July, seeking a freelancer to write two to four reviews a month of marijuana strains and edibles. “The candidate should be an experienced cannabis consumer,” the notice says, “with deep knowledge about the variety of strains and products available on the Oregon market.” ...   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 AARON MESH

Former Oregonian Editor Peter Bhatia Gets Top Job at Cincinnati Enquirer


Baby, if you've ever wondered, wondered whatever became of Peter Bhatia… He's moving to Cincinnati. Bhatia, the former editor of The Oregonian, was this morning named the editor and vice president for media engagement at the Cincinnati Enquirer. He starts the job Aug. 17.Bhatia left The O in March 2014 for a one-year teaching job at Arizona State University's journalism school, and was named head ...   More
Thursday, July 23, 2015 by Aaron Mesh

The Oregonian Admits Troll-y Letter Was

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 LIZZY ACKER

The Oregonian's Sister Site, Reddit, Succumbs to Trolls, Loses Ellen Pao


In case you aren't familiar with The Oregonian's family tree, here are the basics: Advance Publications is a media conglomerate owned by the Newhouse family. Their empire includes a bunch of regional newspapers, the Condé Nast dynasty and the comfy, cozy home of racists, misogynist and general all-purpose trolls worldwide, Reddit. That makes your local paper sister to the site that ...   More
Monday, July 13, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Shop the Presses

The Oregonian is selling its printing press—and advancing deeper into the web.

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For more than a century, the daily rumble of its downtown printing presses and the roar of its delivery trucks signaled the news rolling out of The Oregonian. But on June 30, a huge omen for the new   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 AARON MESH

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

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


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