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

Veteran Oregonian Reporter Jeff Manning Leaves to Become Spokesman for Oregon AG

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When it comes to serious investigative reporters at The Oregonian, Jeff Manning was one of last ones standing. Until today.Manning, who joined O’s newsroom in 1994 from the Portland Business Journal, is leaving the newspaper to become the spokesman for Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. The departure is another blow to the Portland daily that has seen a steady loss of its writing and reporting talent ...   More
 
Thursday, August 9, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Hales Tells Tribune that The Oregonian Smeared Him

Hales to O: "My reputation was torn apart on the front page"

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Mayoral candidate Charlie Hales tells The Portland Tribune that The Oregonian has falsely accused him of lying about going on a neighborhood tour of St. Johns. Hales admits a campaign volunteer lifted lines from an April 21 Oregonian story about a community policing in St. Johns, in order to write a letter to the editor of the St. Johns Review. Hales gave The Tribune what he says is the volunteer's ...   More
 
Thursday, June 28, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Oregonian Retracts Erroneous Column About Mary Nolan

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Newspapers make mistakes all the time and regularly correct those mistakes. But the corrective step The Oregonian took today is fairly unusual: The daily deleted free-lance columnist Dave Lister's April 12 column slamming State Rep. Mary Nolan (D-Portland).Nolan is in a contentious race for Portland City Council against incumbent Commissioner Amanda Fritz. It's worth noting that Lister's column ...   More
 
Saturday, April 14, 2012 by Nigel Jaquiss

The Oregonian Reports That Bob Caldwell, Editor of Its Editorial Page, Was In the Apartment of a 23-Year-Old Woman When He Had a Fatal Heart Attack

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Bob Caldwell, editor of the The Oregonian’s editorial page, had fatal heart attack Saturday in the Tigard apartment of a college student he had been paying for sex, according to what the newspaper is reporting tonight on its website.Here's a portion of the story that The Oregonian is reporting:The woman called 9-1-1 at 4:43 p.m. to report that Caldwell, 63, was coughing and then unresponsive after ...   More
 
Monday, March 12, 2012 WW Staff

Mayor Adams Posts Oregonian Interview

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On Sunday, The Oregonian published a story by Beth Slovic (who used to work at WW), suggesting that the conditions of roads in Portland have deteriorated under Mayor Adams, while he has funded other priorities.  The article extends the reporting done in this paper back in May of 2011, called "Dirt Road, Dead Ends." Adams has fought back, first with a column in today's O, and this morning, with ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 MARK ZUSMAN

Scoop: Gossip we expect to report in 2012…


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FOOD FOR FOUGHT: The Oregonian continues to troll for foodie outrage with A&E cover stories such as “The Top 10 Previously Frozen Corn Dogs in the Portland Area,” and “The Culinary Delight   More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 WW Culture Staff

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