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Where's My Oregonian?

by Laural Porter

Posted on March 28, 2009 at 12:52 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:43 PM

I always expect it to be on my doorstep each morning.
But, will it always be there?

For many Americans, their daily paper has disappeared.
Many other papers are threatened.

Saturday at 7pm on "Straight Talk", I ask the Executive Editor of
The Oregonian how long his paper will survive.
You'll hear Peter Bhatia's answer.
You'll also hear what the Dean of the U-of-O's Journalism School thinks about the future of journalism in America.
Tim Gleason told me that journalism is not broken, but the revenue model is.
Hear why he thinks the very foundation of American democracy is threatened by the disappearance of fact-based journalism.

Also, the man behind the Oregonian's editorial cartoons weighs in.
Jack Ohman has seen 34 political cartoonists across the country lose their jobs.
Is he worried about his? Ohman also gives us "Straight Talk" on what he thinks is hurting the newspaper industry.

There's a lot to talk about this week, including commentary from the left and right on the plan to rename a Portland street after Cesar Chavez.

Join me for "Straight Talk" Saturday night at 7pm on Newschannel 8 and Sunday night at 8:30 on Northwest Cable News, channel 49.

Then leave me your comments.
Let's keep talking.