Oregonian To Cut Home Delivery
Front page of Thursday's paper
June 20, 2013, 2:25 pm
By Dan Mitchinson
As part of a series of changes at the newspaper, The Oregonian will reduce home delivery to a three day a week subscription come October. Publisher Chris Anderson announced Thursday the paper will continue to print seven days a week, where it will be available at newsstands.
"This strategy will allow us to serve consumers in Oregon and Southwest Washington with more up-to-the-minute, robust news and information online and on mobile devices while continuing the strong enterprise and investigative reporting that The Oregonian and OregonLive
are so well known for," said Anderson.
Subscribers who have paid in advance for seven days will only receive the partial home delivery, but will have access to a digitized copy of the daily Oregonian.
Anderson also said a new digitally focused media company, Oregonian Media Group, will launch this fall to expand news and information products. The new company will operate the website and publish the paper. The changes will provide around-the-clock access to news, and he promised improved digital offerings as part of the process.
Staff layoffs are also expected to be announced, and Anderson has been quoted as saying employees will likely be moving from the existing Oregonian building.