Rogue Valley Messenger Ending Newspaper Publication

Local media and publication outfit, The Rogue Valley Messenger, announced yesterday that they are “signing off” after nearly a decade of publication.

The company posted the following statement on their social media channels:

We enjoyed bringing news, culture and events to southern Oregon for the past ten years; however, we simply no longer have the capacity to continue publishing the Messenger. Thank you for all the wonderful posts and articles and being part of our community over the past decade. Signing off!

The Rogue Valley Messenger launched in 2014 in Grants Pass and featured a small staff of mostly Pacific Northwest journalists and newspaper veterans. The paper described themselves as producers of “smart and engaging” articles. They also stated they investigate the “successes and failures of local government agencies”.

According to a recent local search, The Rogue Valley Messenger has an office on North Front Street in downtown Medford. Ironically, longtime Southern Oregon newspaper powerhouse, The Medford Mail Tribune, also has their facilities a few blocks away. Last week, the Mail Tribune announced that after more than a century of publishing, they were abruptly ceasing all operations.

Medford Alert has reached out to representatives of The Rogue Valley Messenger for additional information. At the time of publication, we have not heard back from them.

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