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News-Times (Forest Grove)

The Forest Grove News-Times is a weekly newspaper covering the city of Forest Grove in the U.S. state of Oregon. Published on Wednesdays, it has a circulation of approximately 3,100. The paper is owned by Pamplin Media Group, which owns other community newspapers in the Portland metropolitan area.

Forest Grove News-Times
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TypeWeekly newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Pamplin Media Group
PublisherNikki DeBuse
EditorMark Miller
Founded1886
Headquarters2038 Pacific Avenue
Forest Grove, Oregon
ISSN1042-8518
WebsiteOfficial site

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HistoryEdit

The newspaper was established in 1886 as the Washington County News-Times.[1] Over time the newspaper changed its name to the Forest Grove News-Times and became part of Community Newspapers Inc., which owned other Portland-area community papers. The paper took first place in its division for spot news coverage and enterprise reporting in 1999 from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association,[2] and the following year took first for news photo and local column.[3]

In August 2000, Community Newspapers was acquired by Pamplin Communications, passing ownership of the News-Times to Pamplin Media Group.[4] The News-Times took home two more first-place prizes at the Better Newspaper Contest in 2001,[5] but just one in 2002.[6] In 2006, the newspaper had three first-place finishes at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.[7] The paper took first place for its division for educational coverage in 2007 from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association,[8]

Pamplin Media Group launched the Hillsboro Tribune in nearby Hillsboro in September 2012, which then competed with The Hillsboro Argus.[9][10] The Argus’ publisher then launched the Forest Grove Leader in October 2012.[11][12] The News-Times’ publisher claimed the launch of the second Forest Grove newspaper was retaliation for starting the Hillsboro paper.[12][13] The competition between the media companies was the focus of a "Think Out Loud" segment on Oregon Public Broadcasting in November 2012 featuring News-Times publisher John Schrag.[14] The Argus and Leader were later merged into a single paper called the Washington County Argus, which ceased publication in 2017.[15]

Schrag, a former Willamette Week editor, became the paper's editor in the mid-2000s, and the News-Times won several statewide awards for general excellence during his tenure.[16] Nikki DeBuse became the News-Times' publisher on February 1, 2016.[17]

DetailsEdit

As of 2014, the paper had a circulation of 3,102 for its weekly run.[1] Nikki DeBuse is the publisher and Mark Miller the editor of the newspaper, which is owned by Pamplin Media Group. The News-Times is published on Wednesdays.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Forest Grove News-Times". Members. Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  2. ^ "1999 Winners". Better Newspaper Contest. Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  3. ^ "2000 Winners". Better Newspaper Contest. Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Pamplin buys Portland weekly newspaper chain". Portland Business Journal. August 3, 2000.
  5. ^ "2001 Winners". Better Newspaper Contest. Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  6. ^ "2002 Winners". Better Newspaper Contest. Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  7. ^ "2006 Winners". Better Newspaper Contest. Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  8. ^ "2007 Winners". Better Newspaper Contest and Associate Member Publication Contest. Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  9. ^ Mesh, Aaron (October 3, 2012). "The Oregonian Confirms It Will Launch Leader in Forest Grove". Willamette Week. Archived from the original on May 27, 2014.
  10. ^ Gaston, Christian (September 24, 2012). "In brief: Hello Leader, goodbye Courier". News-Times.
  11. ^ Gaston, Christian (October 9, 2012). "In brief: Hello Leader, goodbye Courier". News-Times.
  12. ^ a b Culverwell, Wendy (October 12, 2012). "Oregonian, Trib scuffle in suburbs". Portland Business Journal.
  13. ^ Mesh, Aaron (September 25, 2012). "The Oregonian, Pamplin Group Are Talking Newspaper War Over Forest Grove". Willamette Week.
  14. ^ Frost, Allison (November 8, 2012). "Looking at Community Newspapers". Think Out Loud. Oregon Public Broadcasting. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  15. ^ Pursinger, Geoff (January 26, 2017). "Argus newspaper to cease publication". Hillsboro Tribune.
  16. ^ Rafter, Michelle V. (January 31, 2009). "Good News for Small Papers". Oregon Business. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  17. ^ Townsley, Nancy (February 5, 2016). "New publisher saw 'something special' in western Washington County towns". Hillsboro Tribune. p. A1. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  18. ^ Contact Us - News-Times

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