By Scott L. Johnson article As Portland’s long-awaited newspaper is set to open this month, I’ve been working with its publisher, Mark Meehan, and I’ve learned a few things about its new owners.
First, they want a local approach.
They want a place where locals can feel at home.
And they want it to have a voice in the community.
So, instead of buying and selling newspaper properties in the same way that other newspapers have done, they’ll be building a new local newspaper in the city of Portland.
And the owners are making it their mission to build the paper locally, not a national one.
The Portland Tribune’s new owner, Meehans publisher, says they’ll focus on community engagement and community engagement alone.
“We want to build Portland locally,” Meehauser told me.
“We’re not going to be a national newspaper.”
He says they want to create a Portland-centric paper that doesn’t focus on local politics or policy.
They’re aiming to build an independent paper, with local staff and a local newsroom.
But the paper will also be owned by a group of people who know the city and have lived in it for years.
They also want to have more local voices in the paper, so the paper won’t be focused on the city’s politics.
And, M.J. Meehart says, they’re not aiming to be an online paper.
The Portland Tribune won’t have a newsroom in its new home, and they’ll publish only local news.
It won’t cover issues that affect the community, like homelessness or housing.
And the paper is aiming to focus on what it calls “local issues,” not national politics.
The paper’s editors and reporters will be focusing on local issues that matter to the people of Portland, rather than issues like abortion rights.
And it will be run entirely by people who live and work in Portland.
The new owners have been hiring locally to fill a variety of roles.
The most experienced person they hired is a retired Portland firefighter and paramedic.
They’ve also been hiring new people for a number of other positions.
The city’s budget director, for example, will be based in the Portland Tribune, and he’ll be able to help the paper with its budget requests.
And Meehawas team has a history of running local newspapers.
They started out as a small local newspaper that printed only the local papers, and their first year, they ran a couple local papers.
But then they were able to print a newspaper, The Oregonian, in Eugene, and that was the beginning of the paper’s growth.
They ran that newspaper for about 20 years.
They bought it in 1998, and it became known as The Oregon Times.
The paper has a large staff, and Meeheas team is also building a digital infrastructure, and a team that will also have a presence on social media.
That’s the biggest thing that’s different about the new paper.
The new paper will have an independent, local ownership.
And it will have a team of journalists who are trained in the local media and know the local culture.
It will have staff in Portland, and there will be an independent editor, and the paper has been planning for that.
And Meehas team is building the paper in an effort to make sure it’s a Portland newspaper, not just a national paper.
And he says that’s going to make it more accessible to a broad audience.
“The newspaper has to be locally owned,” Miehauser said.
“It’s going not be a big national newspaper.
It’s going be a smaller, local newspaper.
I don’t want it going to a big, national paper.”
Meehann says they’ve also decided to build their newspaper in a different way than most newspapers do.
Instead of buying newspapers from a national publisher and moving them to a new building, the new owners will build their own newspaper on their property.
And that newspaper will be locally run, not national.
And I asked Mee, what do you make of the idea that a newspaper that runs locally won’t reflect national news?
Mee says they’re excited about that.
“It’s an exciting idea,” he said.
Meehan says he has a lot of confidence in Meeas team, and believes the paper can be a force to be reckoned with in the region.
“I don’t know if we’re going to see a lot more people get into journalism, but I think we have a really good shot to do it,” he says.
And what do the owners expect the paper to look like?
“I don-I’m not sure that we can say,” Mees said, “but I think it will look like a local newspaper.”
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