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The Oregonian has been full of the good and the bad, journalism-wise and editorial-wise. This is true for all newspapers. But it was the paper we had and believe me, when I traveled a lot for my job I saw a lot of local newspapers that were truly fish wrappers. We Portlanders were lucky. But time marches on. We stopped the weekday subscription because they started to pile up, unread. We were getting our news from other sources( including Oregonlive). We recently stopped the Sunday Oregonian as well.
Since then we have gotten calls from time to time asking us to reconsider. These seem to be from people who really work there and I am sure they are literally hoping to save their jobs. I am always polite but firm. it's sad. There are a couple of small specialty magazines from which we have gotten the same kinds of calls. It is painful to see this, but we're happy with the electronic media and hope the many fine writers and journalists find new homes.
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