Newspapers

How the newspapers will die

In just the last 12 months, one in every 10 journalists at a daily newspaper in the U.S. lost his or her job, or left voluntarily and was not replaced.

Our Sixth Anniversary Celebration — You’re invited!

Every year we invite the community to join us in support of the present and future of investigative journalism in the Pacific Northwest. This year’s celebration — marking six years of stories from the InvestigateWest newsroom — will be held on June 25, starting at 5:30 p.m.

It’s always a good time. Save the date and watch for more details in the coming weeks. We hope you can join us! Please email Robert McClure at rmcclure@invw.org if you would like to contribute an item for our silent auction.

A hurricane model for wildfires

With the help of University of Oregon’s Ben DeJarnette, we’re investigating forestry issues in Oregon, including the problem of potentially catastrophic wildfire. This month in SIDEBAR, an exclusive monthly dispatch from inside our newsroom just for InvestigateWest members, Robert McClure shares a story from his reporting. Spring has just sprung, and yet this summer’s fire outlook already is ominous across the Northwest. Snowpack in Washington’s Olympic Mountains is at something like 7 percent of normal. In the drier climes of southwestern Oregon conditions are even more parched.