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Web Editor/Photographer, OPB News

Michael Clapp

Michael Clapp is a web editor and photographer at OPB.  He studied journalism at the University of Oregon and documentary photojournalism at the University of Missouri/Columbia. After a year teaching visual communications at the American University in Bulgaria, he returned to Oregon and worked for interactive game maker ImageBuilder, briefly managed the multimedia program at PSU and was launch editor for OregonLive. He came to Oregon Public Broadcasting in 2000.

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Recent Articles

local | News | OPB News Blog

Oregon Humanities Video Tackles Loss Of Black Culture In Portland

OPB | March 17, 2015 12:28 p.m.

Avel Gordly and others discuss the loss of Portland's black communities in "Future:Portland", a short video presented by the Oregon Humanities.

Sports | News | OPB News Blog

'I Visited Pyongyang And I Never Stopped Running'

OPB | March 17, 2015 9:16 a.m.

Here's your shot at a marathon T-shirt all your friends will envy. The 2015 Pyongyang Marathon is now open for registration. But hurry; deadline is March 20.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | News | OPB News Blog

Wildlife Working Together - Maybe They Could Build A Bridge Over The Columbia

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015 10:56 a.m. | Portland

The folks at Metro have put together an amazing time-lapse video of beavers and nutria building a dam in the Smith and Bybee Wetlands. Other critters, mostly ducks and herons, stop by to watch.


Portland Protests Start Peaceful But Turn Ugly

OPB | Nov. 25, 2014 6:02 p.m. | Portland

What began with speeches at the Federal Building and a peaceful march in downtown Portland ended with arrests on the Morrison Bridge with protesters throwing rocks and bottles at police.

Politics | News | OPB News Blog

Republicans Hold All The Cards In Washington's District 4 Race

OPB | Aug. 5, 2014 1:15 p.m. | Portland

In an historic first for Washington, two Republicans are likely to advance to the November election in central Washington’s Fourth Congressional District.

Class Of 2025

Meet The Class Of 2025

OPB | May 12, 2014 midnight

Meet the students from OPB's Class Of 2025 project in this interactive photo collage.

local | News

Rains, Wind Bring Power Outages -- Airport Power Back On

OPB | Nov. 7, 2013 9:02 a.m. | Portland

Power is out across a large area of North Portland including Portland International Airport.


Another Gem From The Dash Cam Motherlode

OPB | May 16, 2013 2:21 p.m. | Portland

Portland Police Traffic Officer Mark James was in hot pursuit of a speeder when he was diverted from his duty by a family of ducks.

local | World | News | Ecotrope

Second Torii Washes Ashore Near Florence

OPB | April 9, 2013 9:05 p.m. | Portland

A second kasaga, the top, horizontal beam of a torii, has washed ashore on the Oregon coast near Florence. In March a similar object was found on the beach near Oceanside.

Fish & Wildlife | Education | Environment | News

The Ones That Got Away -- Students Release Library-Reared Salmon

OPB | March 18, 2013 8:45 p.m. | Stevenson, Washington

This month students at Portland’s Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School released 150 baby salmon into the wild.

News | local | NW Life | Business | Economy | Our Town

Our Town: Montavilla

OPB | March 10, 2013 2:12 p.m.

Portland's Montavilla neighborhood, nestled in the city's southeast quadrant, has seen a lot of changes in recent years.

World | News

Pakistan: Whose Map Is This Anyway?

OPB | Feb. 22, 2013 9:11 a.m. | Portland

The one constant on my map of Pakistan is a very long road ahead. Making Pakistan the nation it deserves to be will be a long struggle.

World | News

Brokenhearted In A City With No Soul

OPB | Feb. 18, 2013 8:51 p.m. | Islamabad, Pakistan

Pakistan is like that. It grabs you by the throat and only lets up occasionally so you can have a gasp of air.

World | News

The Birthday Of The Prophet In The Mughal City Of Gardens

OPB | Feb. 14, 2013 11:48 a.m. | Lahore, Pakistan

If Karachi is a three-day frat party then Lahore is a weekend at the university library just before finals.

World | News

Karachi Is A Dangerous Lover

OPB | Feb. 12, 2013 11:13 a.m. | Karachi, Pakistan

You don’t wake up in Karachi so much as you come to.  Your mind swirling with colors, sounds, images, faces, ideas and a taste in your mouth you can’t quite describe and can’t easily get rid of.

World | News

Pakistan: Mapping The Unknown

OPB | Feb. 11, 2013 9:50 a.m. | Washington D.C.

OPB's Michael Clapp recently returned from a two-week trip to Pakistan. This is the first of a five-part series in which he will give his impressions of this complex and troubled nation.

local | NW Life

Bull Run Powerhouse: History Looking For A Future

OPB | Aug. 14, 2012 2:58 a.m. | Sandy, Oregon

100 years ago, the Bull Run Powerhouse started producing electricity to light the growing city of Portland. Now a group wants to preserve the site and they're are looking for ideas.

local | Politics | Portland Mayoral Race

A Day On The Campaign Trail: Photos

OPB | July 30, 2012 6:45 a.m. | Portland

OPB photographers Amanda Peacher, John Rossman and Michael Clapp spent a day with the three top candidates for Portland's race for mayor in May.