At 2:15p today, The Medford Mail Tribune announced that they are ceasing all operations.
The Mail Tribune has served the greater Medford area since 1906. Last year, the paper went to an all-digital format. The business has been bought and sold several times over the years. Most recently to Rosebud Media LLC in 2017.
The Pulitzer Prize winning organization released the following statement on their website:
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that as of Jan. 13, 2023, the Mail Tribune will cease all operations.
This was a difficult business decision; the shuttering of this institution is a real loss for all constituents in Southern Oregon.
Unfortunately, industry-wide reductions, and in some cases complete elimination of national advertising spends for newspapers (digital or printed editions), coupled with rising costs of content and the difficulty of hiring staff and managers have made continuing the Mail Tribune unsustainable.
The last published issue will be Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. Refunds due for unused portions of paid subscriptions will be issued within 60 days. We will be reaching out to our advertisers and vendors within the next couple of weeks.
This closure is also expected to affect Ashland Daily Tidings and The Nickel, which are both owned by Rosebud Media. No additional information was released by the company at this time.