The Oregonian Lays Off 37 People (UPDATED)


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As promised last fall, layoffs at The Oregonian have started. Here's the release from The Oregonian, which says most of the 37 layoffs have taken place in the newsroom with "smaller numbers in advertising, circulation and accounting. We're working to confirm the names of people we've heard so far who got notified, and will update this post when that happens. UPDATE: Among the veteran reporters ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 HANK STERN

The Oregonian's InPortland Is Taking A Hiatus


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In light of yesterday's news of 37 layoffs at The Oregonian, we were surprised this morning to find no InPortland section in the Thursday edition of the daily. Was that section part of a budget cutting? For non-Oregonian readers, InPortland is the weekly tabloid of 8-12 pages tucked into the Thursday paper. It features a cover story and smaller bits of community news. It hasn't been cut. ...   More
 
Thursday, February 25, 2010 HANK STERN

A Few Juicy Bits About the Jason Krohn Police Complaint


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Local cop-watchers have had today's date marked on their calendars for some time. Tonight the Independent Police Review Division's Citizen Review Committee will hear the appeal of a complaint by Jason Krohn, the son of retired Portland cop Kelly Krohn. The Oregonian published a lengthy article in December about Jason Krohn's drunken tussle with police outside a downtown bar in August 2006 ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

The Oregonian Omits a Pulitzer Winner In Its Print Version — The Seattle Times


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Yesterday, the Pulitzer Prizes were awarded and The Seattle Times was honored for its breaking news coverage of the coffee shop shooting death of four police officers. But you wouldn't know this if you relied on The Oregonian's print edition for news. Portland's own daily ran a story today in print on the Pulitzers, journalism's highest honor, but managed to ignore the Seattle Times — a ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Story Forum Editor

Oregonian Reporter Fired After Diane Downs Story Appears in Glamour (UPDATED with Bhatia comment)


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Veteran Oregonian reporter Lisa Grace Lednicer got fired today after more than 12 years at the daily. Lednicer recently co-wrote a story that was published in Glamour magazine about Diane Downs' mystery daughter — a puzzling decision given that the story would have had great interest among readers of The Oregonian. Downs is perhaps Oregon's most notorious criminal after fatally shooting ...   More
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010 HANK STERN

Read the Report: Oregonian Editorial Page Editor Blows 0.10 in DUII after 'Two Drinks'


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The editor of the editorial page at The Oregonian told police he'd had just two drinks at Ruth's Chris Steak House downtown before he was arrested last week for drunk driving, according to the police report obtained by WW. Robert Caldwell, who has been at The O since 1983 and is arguably the most important opinion shaper in the state, told police he'd had two glasses of wine two hours before ...   More
 
Monday, May 24, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Top Oregonian Editor Found Guilty of DUII


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Robert Caldwell, editorial page editor at The Oregonian, has pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence stemming from his arrest in downtown Portland last month. According to court records, Caldwell entered the plea in Multnomah County Circuit Court on June 8. Judge Lewis Lawrence then found Caldwell guilty and sentenced him to a year-long diversion program. Oregon law also ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

In Testy News Conference, Sheriff Calls Off the Search for Kyron Horman


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In an emotional and at times testy news conference today, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton called off the 10-day search for Kyron Horman, the 7-year-old who was reported to have disappeared from school June 4. With tears in his eyes and a shaky voice, Staton said he's sending home rescue teams from across Oregon, Washington and California who have been scouring the area around rural Skyline ...   More
 
Sunday, June 13, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Kyron Horman's Family Boots WW and The Oregonian from Bizarre News Event


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The saga of missing 7-year-old Kyron Horman got a little more bizarre today at a news conference held this morning by the boy's family. The event at Brooks Hill Historic Church was arranged on Wednesday by Kyron's father Kaine Horman, biological mother Desiree Young and her husband, Medford Police Detective Tony Young. Absent was Terri Moulton Horman, the stepmom investigators say was the ...   More
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

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