Oregon-based EO Media, has announced today that the company will launch a new daily print newspaper in the Medford area. The company currently operates 14 newspapers around the state, including the Bend Bulletin.
EO Media states: Our newspapers and magazines provide accurate, fair and timely reporting about the people and issues impacting the communities we serve in the Pacific Northwest, reflecting the responsibility and spirit of a free press.
According an OregonLive report, the company expects to have around 32 employees and produce a daily newspaper by as early as the end of next week. The paper would employee their own in/house journalism staff.
The publication will be called “The Tribune” and is expected to be based in Medford.
After the Medford Mail Tribune announced they were ceasing operations, it left Jackson County without a daily print newspaper. Neighboring Josephine County newspaper, The Daily Courier, announced they would hire at least one former Mail Tribune staffer and expand their coverage to Jackson County.
It is unclear if The Daily Courier was aware of EO Media’s expansion plans when they made the commitment last week. Medford Alert has reached out to The Daily Courier for comment, but has not received any response at this time.
A former Mail Tribune employee, who requested to remain anonymous, told Medford Alert that they have not been contacted by any outside media group as of this afternoon, about any potential employment.
This is a developing story, we are attempting to gather additional information and details at this time.