The Oregonian Changing to Tabloid Format


The Oregonian will convert all print editions to a tabloid-style format by April, publisher N. Christian Anderson III announced this morning.The format change—to 11-inch-by-15-inch, stapled vertical sections—means the newspaper's Metro section will be folded into its front-page section. That has already become a regular practice in the smaller street editions The Oregonian prints on Mondays, Tuesdays ...   More
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by Aaron Mesh

Murmurs: A Lobbyist Seeking a Different Pelt

Lobbyist Paul Phillips represents many powerful interests in Salem, including physician groups that have collectively given Gov. John Kitzhaber $450,000 in recent years. Now Phillips, a lifetime membe   More
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Oregonian Editor Peter Bhatia Didn't Get Nebraska Job


The Oregonian's top editor, Peter Bhatia, isn't headed to Nebraska after all. WW reported in December that Bhatia was named one of five finalists for dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications. But last week, the Nebraska journalism school announced its selection of Maria Marron from Central Michigan University. Bhatia's vying for the Nebraska job was ...   More
Monday, January 13, 2014 AARON MESH

Oregonian Editor Peter Bhatia Finalist for University of Nebraska Job


The Oregonian's top editor, Peter Bhatia, is a finalist to become dean of the University of Nebraska's journalism school.Bhatia, 60, will visit the campus in Lincoln on Dec. 16 and 17. He's one of five finalists vying for the dean's seat at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.In June, he got the new title of vice president of content for Oregonian Media Group, a new company overseeing ...   More
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 AARON MESH

Steve Novick Asks Oregonian to Restore Seven Day Home Delivery

Also asks for them to rehire three writers


Take heart, Oregonian staff: City Commissioner Steve Novick's got your back. The day after The Oregonian wrote an editorial praising Novick for reversing course on a $1 million parking meter contract, Novick wrote an editorial of his own directed to the newspaper.The piece, posted on his official city of Portland blog, asks the paper to keep seven-day home delivery and to retain laid-off reporters ...   More
Thursday, August 8, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The 10 Questions Jeff Cogen Refuses to Answer

The county chair cuts a deal with The Oregonian for softball questions only. We declined the same offer.


This morning's edition of The Oregonian features an exclusive interview with embattled Multnomah County Chairman Jeff Cogen. In the interview Cogen expresses confidence he will be cleared of all wrongdoing in the current criminal investigation into his actions regarding Sonia Manhas, a county employee with whom he had a nearly two-year affair.What you won’t see in the interview are any serious questions ...   More
Friday, August 2, 2013 AARON MESH

The Oregonian Flubs Anniversary Announcement of its Own Former Columnist


Daily newspapers have a lot to pull together every day, but it's well known that screw-ups in the comics, crossword, obituaries and anniversary announcements are bound to bring the most angry calls.And Sunday's edition of The Oregonian—with a botched anniversaries announcement section— is particularly tough since it involves longtime columnist and editor Robert Landauer. Landauer was a finalist ...   More
Monday, July 22, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Murmurs: Deputy Fife Rides the Portland Streetcar.

There’s more trouble for Diversified Abilities, a Happy Valley company designated by the state as a qualified rehabilitation facility (“Janitorial Mess,” WW, June 26, 2013). As WW reported, Di   More
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Re: Unauthorized Use

A letter from the Oregonian's lawyer regarding a WW series of diner reviews


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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 WW Staff

Letter from New Orleans

A report on the Newhousing of the Times-Picayune

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Dear Portland:Sorry to hear about your paper. We in New Orleans got “Newhoused” a year ago, and readers of The Times-Picayune are still grousing. Advance Publications promised us, and yo   More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Kevin Allman


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