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The Oregonian laid off an editor with cancer – and pink-slipped his wife, too

From Willamette Week’s cover story on the changes at the Oregonian: Several of [editor Peter] Bhatia’s [layoff] decisions struck many in the newsroom as heartless. Among them: He laid off a husband and wife, veteran editors Randy Cox and Joany Carlin, despite knowing Cox is fighting advanced kidney cancer. Cox and Carlin declined to comment. … Read More
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Ex-Oregonian reporter starts fund drive for laid off journalists

Media / Media Industry News : Romenesko (last year)

Drinks for laid off Oregonian staffers (over 35 today, reports Willamette Week) To be clear, we'll make sure bar tab is covered for tonight on day 2 of layoffs. All contributions beyond that will be for family support. — Ryan Frank ... Read Post

The ax falls at The Oregonian

Media / Media Industry News : Columbia Journalism Review (last year)

Not that long ago, The Oregonian was one of the better news organizations in the country. In 2008, Editor & Publisher named Sandy Rowe and Peter Bhatia its Editors of the Year and reported that The Oregonian had 315 full-time journa... Read Post

Rowe steps down as Oregonian editor, says paper has too many bosses

Media / Media Industry News : Romenesko (5 years ago)

Oregonian | Willamette Week Sandra Mims Rowe has been editor of the Newhouse family's Oregonian since 1993. Executive editor Peter Bhatia succeeds her. || Rowe tells her staff: "As we have gotten much smaller as a newsroom, it is al... Read Post


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