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Commentary: Page 1 tells a different story – a sad one (Nov. 10, 2021)


November 10, 2021

NOTE: The print edition of the Nov. 10 New Era features mostly blank space above the front-page "fold." This commentary outlines the reasoning behind that design.

If you’re wondering why the top half of the fold on Page 1 is mostly white, let me explain.

No, it’s not an error (thankfully).

But it represents a problem that many Oregon newspapers really need to start communicating to their communities now: Not only has COVID badly affected many elements of our society; it’s having a dire effect on many of our nation’s newspapers, including in our state.

Many have reduced staff hou...

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