Oregon city commissioner slams newspaper on official blog

A city commissioner in Portland, Ore., sparked something of an Internet firestorm this week with a pair of posts to his official city of Portland blog slamming the local newspaper, the Oregonian. In his original post, titled “Going Richard Sherman on the Oregonian,” Steve Novick says commissioners feel attacked by the newspaper’s “criticism and contempt.”… Continue reading Oregon city commissioner slams newspaper on official blog

Trust in newspapers hits all-time low

Short post tonight. A recent Gallup poll shows that, once again, [fewer people than ever measured before have a high level of trust in newspapers](http://rdd.me/ftf9n7ij). A total of 23 percent of Americans polled said they had a high level of trust in newspapers. The number has declined steadily since 1979, when the number was 51… Continue reading Trust in newspapers hits all-time low

Do newspaper endorsements matter?

On Sunday and again in today’s paper, the Chronicle published on its opinions page the paper’s political endorsements for this election year. The [first set of endorsements](http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/opinions/article_ef1e405e-115e-11e2-9c86-001a4bcf887a.html?soc=ef1e405e-115e-11e2-9c86-001a4bcf887a) covered statewide races, such as the U.S. House of Representatives, Attorney General and Public Service commission. The [second set](http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/opinions/article_0bd652fc-12ec-11e2-9331-001a4bcf887a.html?soc=0bd652fc-12ec-11e2-9331-001a4bcf887a) dealt with House and Senate races for the state… Continue reading Do newspaper endorsements matter?

Mythbusting

“I didn’t realize there are ‘coverage areas’ for news… Too bad huh?” These words came to me in [a comment posted to our Facebook page](https://www.facebook.com/dailychronicle/posts/10151183204615874?comment_id=24581150&offset=0&total_comments=8) in a thread complaining about our lack of coverage of a house explosion in Harrison that badly burned a 34-year-old woman. It began with [this comment](https://www.facebook.com/dailychronicle/posts/10151183204615874): >It’s so sad that… Continue reading Mythbusting

Journalism nonprofit interviewing at the Chronicle today

Who needs newspapers? It’s the question of the day here at the Chronicle, where we are playing host to a video crew from the Who Needs Newspapers? project. The project, put together by a nonprofit called Valid Sources, seeks to interview the top brass and online people at one local newspaper in each state —… Continue reading Journalism nonprofit interviewing at the Chronicle today