A matter of distinction

Note: This column was updated to reflect the exact name of The Cottage Grove Sentinel's parent company, News Media Corporation. It operates more than 60 papers in eight states and has annual earnings of $50mm-$100mm, according to public reports.

Growing up and spending most of my life in the newspaper industry, I’ve been familiar with the outstanding reputations The Oregonian and Register-Guard have enjoyed for decades. When I crossed paths with former employees or people who had friends working at those papers, their experiences were consistently positive. 

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