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

The Oregonian Takes Big Step That Hints the End of Daily Publishing is Coming

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There are new signs that the owners of The Oregonian are moving forward with plans to end daily publication of the state's biggest newspaper.On May 17, the Oregonian Publishing Co. filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for protection of a new brand name: Oregonian Media Group.For the employees of the state's biggest newspaper—and anyone concerned by the paper's ...   More
 
Friday, June 14, 2013 AARON MESH

The Oregonian is Reducing Home Delivery Days, Laying Off Staff

Will move from Broadway offices, offer web edition called "MyDigitalO"

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The Oregonian confirmed this morning that the paper will reduce print delivery to three four days a week. Publisher N. Christian Anderson III informed staff just before 10 am that the paper will continue to publish seven days a week, but will only deliver to subscribers on a limited number of days.Clarification at 9:15 pm: The Oregonian's initial report Thursday morning said, "Home delivery will be ...   More
 
Thursday, June 20, 2013 AARON MESH

The Billionaires Who Own The Oregonian Are Getting Richer

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Most Portlanders are aware of the challenges facing The Oregonian. The largest newspaper in the state has been hammered by declining revenues, falling circulation declines and several rounds of buyouts and layoffs. The newspaper is expected to cut more staff and reduce its publishing schedule from seven days a week to three, following the route of other papers owned by its parent, Advance Publications ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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

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