Wilsonville Spokesman

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Wilsonville Spokesman
Wilsonville Spokesman newsbox.jpg
Newsbox with the newspaper on sale
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Pamplin Media Group
PublisherJ. Brian Monihan
EditorLeslie Pugmire Hole
HeadquartersWilsonville, Oregon, USA

Wilsonville Spokesman is the local weekly newspaper in Wilsonville, Oregon, United States. Started in 1983 in the southern suburb of Portland, Oregon, the publication has a circulation of approximately 3,500. Published on Wednesdays,[1] the paper is owned by Pamplin Media Group, which owns other local newspapers in Oregon such as The Newberg Graphic and The Canby Herald.


The newspaper was founded in 1983 by Thomas Russ Dillon.[2] In 2003, the newspaper won two awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.[3] That year an opinion piece printed in the paper was part of a lawsuit by a city employee against the city council relating to protect speech under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.[4] In 2006, the paper took two second and two third place awards for newspapers in their category from the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.[5] As of 2008 the Spokesman had a circulation of nearly 3,500.[1] In January 2013, the paper was sold to the Pamplin Media Group along with five other papers owned by Eagle Newspapers.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c Wilsonville Spokesman. Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Retrieved on January 23, 2008.
  2. ^ Thomas Russ Dillon, 54, Canby publisher, dies. The Oregonian, May 30, 1991.
  3. ^ 2003 Associate Member Contest. Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Retrieved on January 23, 2008.
  4. ^ Lang, Jeremy. Judge puts Wilsonville aide back. The Oregonian, February 13, 2003.
  5. ^ SPJ Oregon contest results. SPJ Oregon. Retrieved on May 22, 2008.
  6. ^ "Pamplin Media Group acquires 6 weekly papers from Eagle Newspapers". The Oregonian. January 8, 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  7. ^ Giegerich, Andy (January 8, 2013). "Pamplin Media buys more papers". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 8 January 2013.

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