UPDATED: Four Laid Off in Oregonian Takeover of Hillsboro Argus


The Oregonian has taken over management of the Hillsboro Argus, according to Oregonian Editor Peter Bhatia.Bhatia announced the change in Tuesday’s issue of the Argus.Four Argus employees were laid off during the takeover, a nearly 25 percent cut to the newspaper's staff.The Oregonian and The Argus are already owned by the same company, Advance Publications, and share the OregonLive website. Bhatia ...   More
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Murmurs: Self-Financing Fritz, PacifiCorp Fines and a Laika Lawsuit

News to whisper in Michele Bachmann’s ear.

City Commissioner Amanda Fritz won her council seat in 2008 with public financing, part of the short-lived experiment in Portland that voters killed last year. Facing re-election in 2012, Fritz    More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

The Restaurant Review Spiked by The Oregonian

Michael Zusman's review of Gilda's

oregonian dining

Food & Drink
Last Tuesday, WW reported that freelance food writer Michael C. Zusman had been cut from the food pages of The Oregonian.---Zusman, who has written restaurant reviews and features about food for the daily for five years, sent an email about his dismissal to several food writers in Portland. He wrote that he believed the reason was an "ambivalent" restaurant review he had written two weeks prior. Zusman ...   More
Thursday, September 22, 2011 by Ruth Brown

The Cause of Michele Bachmann’s Migraines.

He’s not up for re-election until 2016, but U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) held a big-ticket fundraiser on Aug. 3 in Washington, D.C. The lunchtime event asked $2,500 from “co-hosts” and $5,000    More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

The Oregonian Admits to More Layoffs


The Oregonian today laid off a number of business-side employees, publisher N. Christian Anderson III confirmed to WW.One source tells WW that as many as 38 Oregonian employees lost their jobs today. Anderson declined to confirm how many employees were laid off. One employee described the situation as a "firestorm." Rumors of cuts had been making the rounds for weeks.Anderson's statement indicates ...   More
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 COREY PEIN

All the News That Fits a Viewpoint

The Oregonian partners with a Libertarian think tank.

News Stories
Earlier this month, The Oregonian announced an online partnership with nine organizations to provide news, blogs and features through the newspaper’s website. The new Oregonian News Network, the p   More
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Phil Knight: Puzzled by Oregon Politics

Today's Oregonian features a lengthy interview with Nike co-founder Phil Knight, in the wake of the University of Oregon's 37-20 football victory over Oregon State University on Saturday. In past years, the Nike chairman has given tens of millions to U of O athletic programs and also been unusually politically active. He contributed $770,000 to a variety of causes and candidates since last October, ...   More
Monday, December 6, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

David Wu’s Election Day and Night

As Democrats nationwide nervously await election returns to see how many of their congressional incumbents get unseated, let’s turn our attention to Oregon’s First Congressional District. U.S. Rep. David Wu is trying for a seventh term representing a northwest Oregon district that includes the west side of Portland and Washington County. He had a 13-point lead ...   More
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jason Slotkin

More Tough News For Oregonian Staffers (UPDATED with developments at other Newhouse papers)

The latest piece of bad news landed today in The Oregonian's newsroom. The grim details on top of past rounds of bad news at the daily: —the paper's lifetime guarantee of employment for full-time staffers will go away; —staffers must take an additional six furlough days; —and staffers will pick up a quarter of their health insurance premiums. Of course, few papers ...   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Story Forum Editor

Sandy Rowe Retiring As Oregonian Editor (UPDATED with Rowe email to staff)

Oregonian Editor Sandy Rowe just told staff at the paper in an afternoon meeting that she is retiring. A staffer who attended the meeting says Executive Editor Peter Bhatia will become the paper's editor and that Rowe characterized her move as one that would save money for the daily. "She looked at the numbers and said that cutting her position would make a big difference," said the staffer, ...   More
Monday, December 7, 2009 HANK STERN


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