Did you read it? Is it local? Ah, we've never heard THAT in Eugene!
More media appearing in the media this week: Check out KLCC's story on the R-G.
Most daily papers are owned by media conglomerates - and Baker says without a local link, those papers are most vulnerable when economic times get tough. Features reporter Randi Bjornstad started her job at the R-G in 1988 - prosperous times in the newspaper biz. Now, her industry is struggling.
Randi Bjornstad: "One of my colleagues and I were counting and we are down to 14 reporters in the newsroom. And I think when I started here, we probably had 26."
Bjornstad says attrition in the newsroom puts pressure on reporters to produce stories everyday--that makes less time for in-depth reporting.