Jeff Mapes leaving The Oregonian

Jeff Mapes

Jeff Mapes

by NW Spotlight

Longtime Oregonian senior political reporter Jeff Mapes is taking a buyout from The Oregonian.

Nigel Jaquiss at Willamette Week reported yesterday “Some of the most experienced, best-known reporters at The Oregonian have applied for the latest round of buyouts at the struggling daily.”

Steve Duin, Richard Read, and Bryan Denson are joining Jeff Mapes as part of at least 13 staffers who have said they will take the paper’s buyout offer. Jaquiss reports “The paper is seeking to reduce its newsroom by 25 people, and is expected to conduct layoffs to reach that number. Investigative reporter Nick Budnick, who was not eligible for the buyout, left the paper last week to rejoin the Portland Tribune.”

Jeff Mapes confirmed the news on Facebook yesterday evening:

Jeff Mapes - FB post 12-10-2015

Jeff Mapes on Facebook

Last year, The Oregonian moved out of its building of 66 years at 1320 S.W. Broadway in Portland as part of its ongoing downsizing.


UPDATE (1/4/2016): Veteran political reporter Jeff Mapes joins the OPB newsroom

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Update from January 4, 2016

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  • thevillageidiot

    They see the writing on the newsprint. newspapers are pretty much dead. will become local and entertainment only, if they survive. Take the money and run. They will do much better online. the majority of readers are over 50.

    • California see the ly’n

      Who cares about Califaornicatia grunions too witlessly breeding amok on the leff coast sands of slime?
      I do and pray’n the milt be sent back out sea to supper Uranus.

  • Bob Clark

    Mapes and Duin tend to be sympathetic in their writings towards statism. So, can’t say I’ll miss them. There is no shortage of such voices in the Kremlin zone (a Willamette Week term for a broad swath of inner city Portland).

    • DavidAppell

      Bob Clark: Afraid of a diversity of opinions?

      • Roger Enout

        Left opinionated Mr. Appell all fired up, albeit ready set to go “Big O” with a new strip: “David And His Narwhal.”

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