Local journalists want to write headlines, not become the subject of them. Our goal at the Pamplin Media Group is to give readers the most important information they need about their communities and, for the most part, stay out of the way of the story.
Lately, though, the fight to maintain local journalism has itself been a big story nationally and within Oregon.Let me pause here to reassure readers that Pamplin Media Group newspapers are here to stay, both in print and online. We have changes to announce for one of our papers, the Portland Tribune, including transitioning to a subscriber-only model. But first, it may be helpful to provide readers with some context about what's happening with local journalism at large.