Oregon Newspapers

Eugene Register-Guard

The Register-Guard is the daily newspaper for the Eugene-Springfield area and the 6 surrounding counties. It is independently owned and operated by the Baker family, who purchased the newspaper in 1927. The Register-Guard won the General Excellence Award for Oregon dailies in July 2010 and 2011. When Alton F. Baker began publishing the newspaper, he printed this motto on its editorial page: "A Citizen of its Community". It remains there to this day. Since then, the company has worked hard to be a community leader, producing news pages that inform on issues of local interest and editorial pages that help shape public opinion and discussion throughout the community.


The Oregonian is the major daily newspaper in Portland, Oregon, owned by Advance Publications. It is the oldest continuously published newspaper on the U.S. west coast, founded as a weekly by Thomas J. Dryer in 1850. It is the largest newspaper in Oregon and a leader in both print and digital news delivery. The Oregonian has won eight Pulitzer Prizes, six since 1999 and most recently in 2014. The Editor of The Oregonian is Mark Katches and the Director of Audience Development is Jon Wiley. The Oregonian Media Group is located at 1500 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, OR 97201. The Oregonian circulates 192,000 daily and 225,000 on Sundays.

Salem Statesman Journal

The Statesman Journal is a prominent daily newspaper published in Salem, Oregon. The Statesmen was founded in 1851 by Asahel Bush; the Statesmen is the second oldest newspaper in Oregon. The Oregon Statesman merged with the Capital Journal to form the present newspaper. The Oregon Statement was published as a result to another paper, the Oregonian. The Oregonian is a Whig-controlled Portland paper. The name of the paper was changed to the Salem Statesman and became less of a politically-sided newspaper. In 1866, the Statesman ceased publication, only to resume in 1869 under the new name of The Statesman and Unionist. The Statesman Journal is distributed in Salem, Keizer, and a great deal of the mid-Willamette Valley.