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Northwest News Partnership - FAQ

What is the Northwest News Partnership?

The Northwest News Partnership is a collaboration between Oregon Public Broadcasting and dozens of media outlets around Oregon and southwest Washington, who have joined together to share thoughtful stories about our region. Partners include daily newspapers, weekly papers, television and radio stations, tribal media, online-only news outlets and collegiate papers.

How did the partnership get started?

The partnership was launched through a $302,000 challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Community Information Challenge. Received in partnership with the Oregon Community Foundation, the grant -- along with matching support from generous donors -- helps expand the availability of high-quality news and information for citizens across the region.

What are the benefits of the partnership?

For participating news organizations, being a member allows for cost-effective access to dozens of relevant stories from participating news organizations each day. The partnership also allows each organization's stories to reach a wider audience across Oregon and the Northwest.

For the wider public, the partnership brings together diverse news sources in both rural and urban communities to create a stronger network for news and information. By sharing important stories more widely, and working together to cover statewide stories, the partnership helps support an engaged, informed citizenry.

What’s happening with the media partnership right now?

We are currently rebuilding the back-end to create a new browser-based tool to enable organizations to share content. When that work is complete, we will be reaching out to all current members and potential new members to update you about your status and how you can participate. In the meantime, please direct any questions to Ryan Haas.

Who coordinates the partnership?

Ryan Haas works with the partners to promote their content across the state.

How can my news organization join the partnership?

To discuss joining the partnership, contact Ryan Hass, News Editor at OPB, 503-445-1870.