Mayoral TV, Bought And Unsought


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Mayoral candidate Sho Dozono has a $60,000 broadcast ad buy on the way. As yet, Dozono's camp isn't offering a sneak preview. But we're guessing they're not going to air with this: Or this: The Dozono campaign recently made a direct mail buy through a top-flight firm that's working for Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. His broadcast media buyer is Media Strategies and Research out ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 COREY PEIN

Macpherson TV Ad Spices up AG race


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The race to be Oregon's next attorney general just got more intense with the first TV ad that's out from one of the two Democratic candidates in the May 20 primary, state Rep. Greg Macpherson (D-Lake Oswego). In his initial TV ad, Macpherson comes off as funny and sharp in contrasting his record with his opponent, Lewis & Clark law professor John Kroger, a former federal prosecutor. The ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

Fish, Middaugh Go All Passive-Aggressive


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The top two contenders in the race for former Portland City Commissioner Erik Sten's seat—Sten's old chief of staff, the fire-juggling Jim Middaugh, and labor lawyer/beat poet Nick Fish—are on the air now. Middaugh bought a radio spot. Here's the audio and here's (some of) the script: “Hi, this is Jim Middaugh, and I'm running for Portland City Council because I've always chosen ...   More
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008 COREY PEIN

Self-Congratulation Alert: WW's Awards Haul


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We came, we entered, we conquered. WW returned from our state's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awards dinner with more than a full tummy. We also hauled in 10 first-place awards, two seconds and three thirds competing against the field of large non-daily Oregon papers (8,000 circulation or more). Our first-place winners were _General feature, Home Alone, Nigel Jaquiss. _Reporting ...   More
 
Monday, June 2, 2008 admin

Blogosphere Brawl Goes On Between Backers of Merkley and Novick


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For those of you writing up your invite lists for summer barbecues, here's a piece of advice: don't invite one-time Loaded Orygun collaborators Carla and torridjoe to the same backyard bash. Check out their back-and-forth in the comments section here to see the lingering animus from Oregon's U.S. Senate Democratic primary between winner Jeff Merkley (Carla's candidate) and the man he defeated, ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 HANK STERN

WW Snubbed In Regional Emmy Awards (Updated With More Media News)


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Remember that big storm back in December? Remember how we mocked the breathless TV coverage? Our award for Scariest Weather Report went to KGW's Matt Zaffino, who said, in the heat of the moment: “Literally, we could have exploding buoys running aground on the Oregon Coast...I'm not kidding.” Oh, how we laughed then. But the joke's on us. KGW just picked up three regional Emmy Awards ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 COREY PEIN

Bitch's Battle Royale: Bloggers vs. Newspapers


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Okay, so I wasn't even supposed to be on stage. But, at the last minute, Portland Mercury News Editor Amy Ruiz couldn't make it. So, my friend, colleague, and Bitch Magazine managing editor Miriam Wolf asked me to step in. That's right. I was part of this "feminist response to pop culture" mag's latest "Pop Culture Debate" in support of the release of Bitch's most recent edition: Genesis. ...   More
 
Thursday, June 12, 2008 Byron Beck

From WW's Archives: Gore Vidal


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Thursday, June 12, 2008 HANK STERN

Hillary Clinton, RFK and Obama: Wow!


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Friday, May 23, 2008 HANK STERN

Best of Portland Poll Update: One Week Left; Cort Crushes Emerson; Suzuki Maintains Lead


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There are just nine days remaining to cast your ballot in WW's 2008 Best of Portland Poll and enter to win great stuff. Almost 2,000 people have already voted, over a third of whom live in Southeast. North Portland, it's time to step up. The citywide races continue to surprise. Last night, ballots from Cort and Fatboy's fans poured in, launching the KUFO twosome to a 40-point lead over early favorite ...   More
 
Friday, May 23, 2008 BEN WATERHOUSE

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