Media Moves

Oregonian to stop printing every day

August 4, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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The Oregonian plans to stop printing a newspaper three days a week, reducing its editions to Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays—and leaving Portland without a daily paper for the first time in more than a century.

The shrinking newspaper—which has run in print daily since 1881—will scrap its Monday, Tuesday and Thursday print editions beginning next year, according to a memo sent to staffers Monday evening.

“As The Oregonian / OregonLive continues to press ahead, we will offer The Oregonian exclusively online to subscribers Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays next year. The change will become effective January 1, 2024,” John Maher, president of the Oregonian Media Group, announced in the July 31 email.

The paper has long struggled to make money on its print product, but has done well online in recent years.

“As readers and subscribers dive deeper into our digital offerings, there has been declining demand for single copy,” he wrote. “The online, digital replica of The Oregonian is very popular with our subscribers.”

In his memo to staffers, Maher said only about 2,000 Portland-area customers received seven-day print delivery.

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