Former Oregonian Publisher Fred Stickel Dies at 93

Fred A. Stickel, who turned The Oregonian from a sleepy, dysfunctional daily into one of America’s best regional newspapers during 34 years as its publisher, died Sunday. He was 93.

 

Stickel cemented his legacy by promoting The Oregonian’s first African American editor and later hiring its first woman editor. He merged the staff of the shuttered Oregon Journal with his own, and ushered in an era of computer-generated pages with color photos.

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