The Sunday after layoffs were announced, the paper ran this amazing 9-month investigative series on drug cartel violence around the Northwest, and in particular, in Oregon. I hope I'm wrong in saying this is probably the last we'll see of this type of enterprise journalism as long as things stay the same at the company. It's a series that's worth reading.
An ex-reporter put together a fundraiser to cover the newsroom folks' bartab. Not sure if it's still going or where the money goes now, but it was a nice gesture.
a nice gesture.
In the memo announcing changes, the publisher referred to "exciting changes." That's right. In the memo announcing 35+ layoffs.
In the memo announcing 35+ layoffs.