Coronavirus temporarily halts Portland Observer newspaper

The latest edition of The Portland Observer was printed March 18

The Portland Observer, the oldest African-American newspaper in the state, has temporarily shut its doors and says it will cease printing a physical newspaper, as advertising revenue continued to nosedive during the novel coronavirus crisis.

The Observer, which is published once a week, covers the metro area's African-American and minority citizenry. But the paper has stopped printing its physical newspaper in late March, as it tries to keep costs down.