Oregonian Employees Told to "Optimize" 2013

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Oregonian newsroom employees were handed laminated cards this week with the paper's 2013 "strategic initiatives."The wallet-sized handouts, which some O tipster sent to Jim Romenesko's media blog, are full of enough corporate speak to make any self-respecting wordsmith do a face palm.One gem: "Optimize customer experiences across platforms to strengthen our brand."The initiatives—which also ask employees ...   More
 
Friday, February 8, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Jack Ohman Will Draw for Sacramento Bee

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Political cartoonist Jack Ohman, who took a buyout from The Oregonian on Monday, is going to the Sacramento Bee. Ohman has drawn cartoons for The O for 29 years and was a Pulitzer finalist last year. Ohman has said his departure was not related to the direction the newspaper has taken under Publisher N. Christian Anderson III. The Bee's history with editorial cartoonists is wound tightly with ...   More
 
Thursday, November 1, 2012 AARON MESH

Oregonian's Michelle Cole Takes Job With Lobbying Firm Gallatin Public Affairs

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The Oregonian's state capitol bureau reporter, Michelle Cole, is leaving the daily to join the lobbying firm Gallatin Public Affairs.Cole, a veteran journalist who has won the state’s biggest prize for investigative reporting, is set to become Gallatin Public Affairs’ first director of content and research. She starts Dec. 1, according to an email send by the firm. Gallatin did not immediately ...   More
 
Monday, October 29, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Cartoonist Jack Ohman Leaving Oregonian

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Jack Ohman has drawn his last cartoon for The Oregonian.Ohman, who has won virtually every major award in journalism for political cartooning and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize this year, announced his departure on Facebook today:I will miss my colleagues at The Oregonian terribly. I am proud to have worked there for 29 years; I was still taking acne medication when I started there. They all ...   More
 
Monday, October 29, 2012 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

The Oregonian's Restaurant of the Year is... Little Bird Bistro

Probably.

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... or so we assume. The Oregonian is currently in the process of dripping out its Diner 2012 guide, which will be published in full this Thursday, June 21. Restaurant reporter Michael Russell has been tweeting clues on his Twitter account about which restaurant will be the daily's Restaurant of the Year. They haven't been very good clues.*Clue 1: "Pull!" So birds and hunting. Might ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 RUTH BROWN

The Oregonian Confirms It Will Launch Leader in Forest Grove

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The Oregonian confirmed Tuesday it will start a second newspaper in Forest Grove, a Washington County town of 22,000. As WW reported last week, the expansion means war between two of the state's largest media companies. The new weekly paper, called the Forest Grove Leader, will compete with the Forest Grove News-Times—the latest chapter in a decade-long blood feud between The Oregonian and Pamplin ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 AARON MESH

Murmurs: Media Throwdown in Washington County

When realtors fib and foodies slice the truth.


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It’s election season, so you can expect campaigns to be making stuff up. But the Measure 79 campaign is the worst in a long time. The measure would amend the state constitution to ban real-estate    More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

The Oregonian, Pamplin Group Are Talking Newspaper War Over Forest Grove

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There’s a new media war opening up on an unlikely front in Washington County. The Oregonian is considering launching a paper in Forest Grove, population 22,000. John Schrag, publisher of the Forest Grove News-Times, which broke the story, says it’s a retaliation against the Pamplin Group, which owns the News-Times and announced last month it’s starting a paper in nearby Hillsboro. That’s where ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 AARON MESH

Oregonian's Owner Cuts Print Editions at Two More Papers

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The Oregonian's owner keeps lopping off publication days back east.Advance Publications, the New Jersey-based media company that owns The Oregonian, has announced it's reducing print editions at two of its daily newspapers: the Syracuse Post-Standard and the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Both papers will print three days a week starting in January.Today's announcement makes 10 daily papers where Advance ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 AARON MESH

Obama's "Jump Start" of CRC Project Awfully Familiar

President Bush did the same thing in 2008

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On Saturday, The Oregonian broke what seemed like big news on the front page of the Metro section under the headline "Obama to speed CRC project." The story explained that President Obama is giving the the stalled Columbia River Crossing project "expedited" status. “The Administration is committed to doing its part to help communities across the country move forward with these critical projects ...   More
 
Monday, August 20, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

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