Willamette Week reports the state's largest newspaper will conduct a round of buyouts.
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Willamette Week reports the state's largest newspaper will conduct a round of buyouts among newsroom employees.
If too few of The Oregonian's employees voluntarily accept the package, the paper will cut jobs.
Some in the Oregonian newsroom had hoped the hiring of Katches, an experienced investigative reporter and editor, signaled a shift in strategy by Advance and the heirs of newspaper magnate S.I. Newhouse.
These buyouts, coming immediately before the holidays, suggest the Newhouses are not compromising. (Oregon Public Broadcasting's John Sepulvado tweeted word of buyouts late this morning.)
The Oregonian, like most media organizations, is struggling with the business challenges posed by the Digital Age.'