Politicker Lays Off Staff in Oregon and Beyond


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In the latest round of bad news for American journalism: New Media is also taking a hit. Politicker, the New York-based network of local websites covering political news, is cutting back and eliminating jobs, according to Politico. Britten Chase, the reporter for the Oregon-based site, PolitickerOr.com, was let go today. Nursing school is looking good about now. Chase churned out news faster ...   More
 
Friday, December 12, 2008 BETH SLOVIC

Better Than Sex: WWire


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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 JAMES PITKIN

Weather Got You Down? Here's A Painless Way To Feel Better


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Sometimes Jack Bogdanski loves WW, sometimes he blasts us. But we always check Jack Bog's Blog each day to see what the Lewis & Clark law prof is writing. And today for the sixth year running, our habit — and yours — can help a good cause. Thanks to Bogdanski's "Buck-a-Hit" Day, each unique visitor to his site today means he gives $1-per-visitor to the Oregon Food Bank. Yes, ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 HANK STERN

The Iditarod is Tweet!


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Rachael Scdoris of Alfalfa, Ore., is 24, legally blind, and at this exact moment, commanding a team of sled dogs across Alaska's icy Iditarod Trail in the famous 1,161-mile race. She's currently in day 12 of a race that took her 12 days, 10 hours, and 42 minutes to successfully complete her first time in 2006, the first legally blind musher to do so. Yesterday, she crossed the Eagle Island ...   More
 
Friday, March 13, 2009 Megan Brescini

And now some dramatic Twitter readings...


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Local writer/blogger/reading series mistress/Tweet-addict Melissa Lion is launching "What the Shit: A Dramatic Twitter Reading Series" this Friday, May 22, at Green Dragon. That's right—get drunk and shout out your 140 character brilliance...or somebody else's brilliance. There's really no rules yet. Here's Lion's explanation (she's been Tweetin' about the damn thing all day, naturally): Welcome ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Give a Dollar, Get a Good Deed


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Ben Emrich wants to do good, for a price. He is a 30-year-old senior at Concordia University, studying education. And like many students, he's having a hard time making ends meet. So he's schemed up a way to make some money that will help cover what his student loans can not, one dollar at a time. The deal is, he will do one good deed for each dollar donated to on his blog, Deeds For a Dollar. ...   More
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009 Megan Brescini

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