East Oregonian

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East Oregonian
East Oregonian front page.jpg
Type Daily newspaper (Tuesday to Saturday)
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) EO Media Group, an Oregon-based, family owned company
Publisher Christopher Rush[1]
Managing editors Daniel Wattenburger
Founded 1875
Language English
Circulation 7,014
Website eastoregonian.com

The East Oregonian (EO) is a daily newspaper published in Pendleton, Oregon, United States and covering Umatilla and Morrow counties.[2] The EO was the first-place winner of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association General Excellence award in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012 and 2011[3].

The newspaper was established in 1875 by M.P. Bull, as a weekly.[4][5] In 1882, C. S. "Sam" Jackson purchased the EO.[5][6] Within a year it had become a semiweekly,[5] and in 1888, the paper was published every day except Sunday.[6] Jackson went on to become the publisher of the Oregon Journal in Portland.[5][6]

The newspaper is owned by EO Media Group, which prior to January 2013 was named the East Oregonian Publishing Company.[2] As of 2013, the paper is published Tuesday through Saturday mornings and has a circulation of 7,014.[7] The paper maintains a bureau in Hermiston.[2] The EO is the newspaper of record for Umatilla County.[8]

An 1894 advertisement for the East Oregonian in a national newspaper directory.

East Oregonian Publishing Company[edit]

In addition to the East Oregonian, EO Media Group (formerly the East Oregonian Publishing Company) publishes the Blue Mountain Eagle, The Hermiston Herald, and the Wallowa County Chieftain in Eastern Oregon.[9]

The company also owns the Capital Press, The Daily Astorian, the Seaside Signal,[10] the Cannon Beach Gazette, Oregon Coast Today (Lincoln City, Oregon), Coast River Business Journal and the Chinook Observer (Long Beach, Washington).[9]


  1. ^ "New publisher takes reins of East Oregonian". EastOregonian. East Oregonian. April 30, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "EO History". East Oregonian. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "East Oregonian wins General Excellence, three other first place awards". East Oregonian. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  4. ^ "Pendleton East Oregonian". University of Oregon Libraries. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  5. ^ a b c d "East Oregonian newspaper has long history in Eastern Oregon". East Oregonian Publishing Company. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c Mahoney, Barbara. "Charles S. (Sam) Jackson (1860-1924)". The Oregon Encyclopedia. Portland State University. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  7. ^ "East Oregonian". Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  8. ^ "Newspapers and Genealogical Resources". University of Oregon Libraries. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  9. ^ a b "EO Media Group – Publications". Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  10. ^ "Signal Sold". Seaside Signal. February 28, 2013. Archived from the original on March 4, 2013.

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