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

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


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"


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


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


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