Author: NOEL NASH - [email protected]

50+ first names …

The last time I caught up on all of the people I meet and interact with was well before the ice storm. In fact, it might have been before Taylor and Travis started dating.  I’ve been joining a few members of the Twin Rivers Rotary Club for coffee at the[Read More…]

Deciphering credible news in the new year

I’ve been fortunate enough to speak at a few public venues recently, and a consistent question comes up each time: “How can we know what is credible, trustworthy reporting?”  It’s harder than ever to draw that distinction.  Large corporations that own daily newspapers for the most part are operated with[Read More…]

Our plate is overflowing with gratitude

In the newspaper business, and particularly for sports journalists, you work on most holidays. “Nights, weekends, and holidays,” in fact, is what we stressed during interviews. It’s not by choice – it’s simply when sports leagues schedule games and events, so you need reporters, photographers, editors, designers, and many other[Read More…]

Naming names: Catching up on summer

Now that we’re sliding into fall, it’s worth looking back on our summer – the hottest in several years. And I’m not talking about the temperature.  Our communities have been crackling with news, The Chronicle launched a nonprofit foundation to help preserve credible hyper-local coverage, new businesses are popping up,[Read More…]

Help save The Chronicle: 114-year-old paper needs financial support – now

A few weeks ago while attending a business-networking luncheon, a woman stood and gave a testimonial regarding The Chronicle. Sitting among business leaders positioned around long tables, I had no idea where the speaker might be going with her comments. She wasn’t an advertiser and there had been no specific[Read More…]

Take notice: Change in law would kill weeklies

This past Thursday night my wife and I attended the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s 73rd annual awards banquet, along with many of our Chronicle teammates and many hundreds of business leaders. Inside the Wildish Theater, nestled between various retail shops and restaurants in Springfield’s vibrant downtown, people socialized and[Read More…]

We’re here to cover your town

We launched a campaign this week to highlight the fact our hyper-local paper serves distinct communities in the southern Willamette Valley.  We’re committed to the idea that Springfield, Creswell, Cottage Grove and Pleasant Hill deserve coverage of it’s people, schools, government, sports, arts and entertainment, local business owners, health care[Read More…]

Fifty first names only

As we recap selected moments from 2022 throughout the pages of The Chronicle this week, it’s worth noting a few milestones of our own this year, and recognize the team that puts it all together. It starts, of course, with the co-owner, Dee Dee – who wears too many hats[Read More…]



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