The Newsonomics of The Oregonian’s New Editor’s Challenge

By: Ken Doctor | Newsonomics

It’s tough to find a place with more news change than Portland, Oregon.

 At the center of that change is the new Oregonian. Like New Orleans, Cleveland, Syracuse, and most other Advance Publications dailies, it’s been through shocking change as it has lunged in its digital-first future (“The Newsonomics of Advance’s Advancing Strategy and its Achilles Heel”). That’s meant cutting back home delivery to three days a week, publishing a skinny newsstand edition the rest of the week, letting go of dozens of veteran editorial staff, and moving to a compact print format (video here). That’s a whirlwind of change. Now into that rearranged topography steps Mark Katches, named last week as editor of The Oregonian.

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