List of newspapers in Oregon

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This is a list of newspapers in the U.S. state of Oregon. The list is divided between papers currently being produced and those produced in the past and subsequently terminated.

Oregon's first newspaper, the Spectator, made use of the first newspaper printing press in the western United States.



The earliest newspaper in Oregon was the Oregon Spectator, published in Oregon City from 1846 by a press association headed by George Abernethy.[2] This was joined in November 1850 by the Milwaukie Western Star and two partisan papers – the Whig Oregonian, published in Portland beginning on December 4, 1850, and the Democratic Statesman, launched in Oregon City in March 1851.[2] The latter paper would subsequently move to Salem, and it continues today as the Statesman-Journal.

*also known as the Sunday Mercury and Portland Mercury, not to be confused with current Portland Mercury, in the list above

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  1. ^ a b "Linn County Newspapers: Scio". Linn County Genealogy. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b H.K. Hines, An Illustrated History of the State of Oregon: Containing an Illustrated History of Oregon from the Earliest Times of Its Discovery to the Present Time... Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Co., 1893; pg. 155.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce Flora Belle Ludington, "The Newspapers of Oregon 1846-1870," Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, vol. 26, no. 3 (Sept. 1925), pp. 229–262.
  4. ^ "Damascus/Boring Observer newspaper closes after 26 years". The Oregonian. June 4, 2010. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Oregon Obituaries: Edwina Meitzen". Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Ingalls, Cathy (December 6, 2012). "Jefferson, Scio newspapers to close". Albany Democrat-Herald. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lincoln County Leader". Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Independent Press". Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  9. ^ Utz, Annette (9 May 2014). "Press closes in Mill City". Statesman Journal. 
  10. ^ Library, University of Oregon, Knight. "Historic Oregon Newspapers". Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
  11. ^ " Home Page". Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
  12. ^ Hanberg, Lou. Orenco Heritage Series: Book One. 1992.
  13. ^ a b c Himes, George H. (February 4, 1911). "Life of Most Pioneer Papers in Oregon Country Was Very Brief". The Morning Oregonian. Section 2, p. 13. 
  14. ^ "Springfield News". University of Oregon Libraries: Historic Oregon Newspapers. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  15. ^ "A newspaper's demise". The Register-Guard. October 30, 2006. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Tri-County News". Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  17. ^ a b Milbourn, Todd (December 23, 2009). "No news is bad news: Weekly papers in Junction City, Veneta close". KVAL. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  18. ^ "West-Lane News". Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 

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