Practically Expendable: The O's Staff Gets a Letter from the Publisher, and It Doesn't Look Good

Let the speculation begin. Employees at The Oregonian got this letter at their homes this week. It starts by noting the tough times newspapers are facing thanks to competition from the Internet and higher costs of printing, health bennies and gas. The most interesting news in publisher Fred Stickel's letter, however, is a reminder of the paper's longstanding job-security pledge, which he ...   More
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Oregon: McCain-Obama Battleground?

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Monday, June 23, 2008 HANK STERN

David v. Goliath

Political activist and author David Sirota fit right in to Portland when he swung through town on Friday, to promote his recent book, The Uprising: An unauthorized tour of the populist revolt scaring Wall Street and Washington. He drank a Mirror Pond and his vocabulary, sprinkled with terms like "progressive uprising," sounded more "People's Republic of Portland" than national political journalist. ...   More
Monday, June 16, 2008 Kevin Stark

Media Watch '08: The World Just Can't Get Enough of Portland

Saturday kicks off the official start of summer. That means, of course, it's time for publications across the globe to chime in on why Portland is such an awesome place. Here are just a few mentions recently spotted in different newspapers and magazines: Q, "Britian's Biggest Music Magazine," June, Page 104, "Portland: Indieville, USA" : For Q's annual summer guide, local rock writer Douglas ...   More
Thursday, June 19, 2008 Byron Beck

"Young Evangelicals Organizing On the Streets": More Rebelutionary Coverage (and a Chuck Norris Trading Card)

Willamette Week isn't the only media outlet that's noticed Alex and Brett Harris this week. On Tuesday, the day before my cover story examined the Harris twins' Rebelution movement and its connections to three decades of evangelical activism, the Wall Street Journal's blog Buzzwatch published an interview with Alex and Brett about their bestselling book. And on CNN this morning at 4 am, there ...   More
Friday, June 20, 2008 AARON MESH

Father's Dazed: Slate Goes All Freaky Friday on Oregon's "First" Male Birth

It's always fascinating to see how the whole thing with Thomas Beatie, the Bend man giving birth in the next few weeks—is still playing out in the press. Today's news, via Slate, tries to answer the question of whether or not Mr. Beatie can really be called the "father" of his soon-to-be newborn. The article, by Nathan Heller, details how Beatie must proceed to be legally labeled the "father" ...   More
Friday, June 13, 2008 Byron Beck


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