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ThePortlander marks one year of disrupting the Portland news scene

In July of last year, a couple of folks put together ThePortlander, a site designed to deliver a broad range of news for residents of the Portland metropolitan area.

In July of last year, a couple of folks put together ThePortlander, a site designed to deliver a broad range of news for residents of the Portland metropolitan area. The hope was that the site would be a welcome—albeit disruptive—alternative to more traditional local news sources.

Now, barely a year old, the site is boasting some very impressive numbers. And it looks as if it still holds a great deal of potential to impact the local news scene. Read More

KATU launches hyperlocal Portland blogs

You may remember that, in early September, we heard rumblings of Portland-based television station KATU getting into the hyperlocal blogging game. Now, as Oregon Media Central reports, the KATU community sites are live and accessible to the public.

And while this traditional media foray into typically grassroots reporting and blogging represents an “it’s about time” moment—and a move that validates what many local bloggers have been doing for years—it’s worth taking a look at what the KATU blogs are going to be covering. Read More

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