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More Than 35 Newsroom Staff Laid Off at The Oregonian UPDATE: Layoff list tops 90 people
Willmette Week ^ | 6/22/13 | AARON MESH

Posted on 06/24/2013 2:41:28 PM PDT by jimbo123

Newsroom layoffs at The Oregonian have topped 35 reporters, editors and photographers today as the paper reduces home-delivery days and cuts staff.

Among the more prominent names WW has confirmed The Oregonian has laid off are editorial columnist David Sarasohn, environmental reporter Scott Learn, and Multnomah County reporter Dana Tims.

Many staffers have begun posting their own layoff announcements on the web.

Sports reporter John Hunt wrote this morning on Twitter that he is flying home after being laid off with a phone call in Omaha, Neb., where he was covering the Oregon State Beavers baseball team in the College World Series.

(Excerpt) Read more at wweek.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: fallingstar; hopeandchange; kansascitystar; layoffs; liberalmedia; mcclatchy; newspapers; obamamedia; recoverysummer

1 posted on 06/24/2013 2:41:28 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Never fear. Those jobs will be recreated for illegals once they get amnesty.


2 posted on 06/24/2013 2:44:21 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: jimbo123

Who will carry the communist water now that they are gone?

Pray for America to Wake Up


3 posted on 06/24/2013 2:47:41 PM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: jimbo123

Was the Oregonian that big a paper to lay off 90 people and still have some left?


4 posted on 06/24/2013 2:48:40 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: jimbo123

I love these articles! Nothing wrong with a bunch of stinky, left wing, pin headed, “journalist” db’s wandering around!!


5 posted on 06/24/2013 2:50:50 PM PDT by albie
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To: bray

Good...LIBs deserve no less...now they may have to get real jobs.


6 posted on 06/24/2013 2:51:26 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: jimbo123
Among the more prominent names WW has confirmed The Oregonian has laid off are editorial columnist David Sarasohn,a flaming liberal

For clarification.

7 posted on 06/24/2013 2:55:15 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: jimbo123

This is more like pest control.


8 posted on 06/24/2013 2:56:00 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: jimbo123

Even if the Oregonian folds altogether a problem is they come back to life reconstituted as an online publication — even more liberal, far to the left — like the Seattle-PI did. If you want daily daily pro-homo-marriage articles, naked bicycling pictures on the front page and a special column for ongoing Sara Palin ridicule, visit the PI online.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 2:56:13 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: jimbo123

“Honey you know your fathers trust fund...??”


10 posted on 06/24/2013 2:58:19 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: jimbo123
Historically, The Oregonian was a "union" paper for the many woodworkers and ocean cargo workers (in the old industrial days of Portland). I forget the name of the other paper from the old days, but it was "management's" paper (non union).

Glad to see this paper take it in the shorts (as did the Seattle P-I which had similar roots and editorial content).

11 posted on 06/24/2013 3:04:58 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: jimbo123
Dinosaur media dying off,
the meteors of truth are killing them.
12 posted on 06/24/2013 3:06:37 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: jimbo123

Any conservative who continues to subscribe to any of these communist propaganda rags is giving aid and comfort to the sworn enemies of our Founders.

The distortions and half truths are easy to spot for the informed reader but the propagandists greatest tool is the spike. A story which never gets printer, or broadcast might as well never exist in the Low/No information voter’s mind.

What sane person pays their enemy to attack their core beliefs? Your money and time can be put to much greater use.

Newspapers were my major customers for 26 years and 1) the spike does exist and is used daily, 2) and most important for us, they cannot survive in most communities if all right leaning people drop their subscription. You CAN bankrupt them but you have to be part of the solution.

Do the country a favor and render them moot.


13 posted on 06/24/2013 3:09:44 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: dynachrome

Was the Oregonian that big a paper to lay off 90 people and still have some left?

That 90 includes all their paperboys!


14 posted on 06/24/2013 3:10:07 PM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: steve86
exactly.

The sweat workers (printers, typesetters, drivers...) will get laid off. The elite, academic types (writers, editors, lay up etc) will keep their job.

Talk about class-ism.

15 posted on 06/24/2013 3:10:13 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
This is more like pest control.

Best comment ever!
16 posted on 06/24/2013 3:14:42 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
I love watching Communist rags taking their last gasping breaths.I just saw the other day that the NY Times has been trying to sell the Boston Globe (which is well known) but recently yet another potential buyer backed out.I will dance in the street when the Globe’s last day arrives.
17 posted on 06/24/2013 3:23:10 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: PATRIOT1876
the meteors of truth are killing them.

That and the fact that the news can be gleaned from the internet days earlier than reported in the newsrags and on the WH controlled network news shows.

18 posted on 06/24/2013 3:32:53 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: jimbo123

Surely their deserving a Nelson Muntz tribute!


19 posted on 06/24/2013 3:42:09 PM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: llevrok

I wonder if rolly-polly connolly is still serving up the slop @ the PU.com? I can’t quite muster the interest to go look ;-)


20 posted on 06/24/2013 3:44:06 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: jimbo123
They laid off the ENVIRONMENTAL reporter?

In Oregon?

Holy Sh!t...

21 posted on 06/24/2013 3:45:59 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: jimbo123

FINALLY some good news for me to savor and close down for the night!


22 posted on 06/24/2013 4:02:42 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jimbo123

Awesome news!
I hope everybody associated with the Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms loses their jobs, their homes, and their families. For what they have done to my country, they deserve nothing less.


23 posted on 06/24/2013 4:05:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: bgill
People from India write - and they'll write cheap.

Since the MSM backs illegals, might as well bring over a few hundred thousand writers from India - those willing to 'write' for $15,000 a year and a promise of citizenship and Social Security for their parents, brother and sisters. And of course they can be paid under that table like the rest of the illegals.

I'm sure reporters won't mind competing with Indian illegals.../s

24 posted on 06/24/2013 4:13:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: SeaHawkFan
The Des Moines Register last year laid off a dozen good beat reporters but kept their screeching liberal harpy...
25 posted on 06/24/2013 4:19:35 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: jimbo123

“Bias = Layoffs” Dr. Raoul, RIP


26 posted on 06/24/2013 5:38:22 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: llevrok

The other paper was the Journal. My dad got both of them plus two from Southern Oregon (Roseburg & Grants Pass). After we read them he took them by motor car on the railroad to a man that lived alone in the middle of Cow
Creek canyon across the creek from the railroad. The only way across was by swinging bridge. We went there a few times and I walked the bridge as a youngster. You could see between the boards all the way to the creek and scared the pee out of me.


27 posted on 06/24/2013 6:04:57 PM PDT by Portcall24
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To: jimbo123

November 2008 I stopped subscribing to the Kansas City Red Star paper after 25 Years. I have not missed it once. So there is life after reading the Red Star paper. I am sure the folks in OR won’t even miss these leftist reporters.


28 posted on 06/24/2013 6:19:08 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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