Twenty years of growth and great journalism
When the Portland Tribune launched to much fanfare 20 years ago this week, very few people outside our organization thought we'd be around for more than a year or two. Negativity abounded, especially among media competitors and journalism pundits, who gave us little chance for success.
Now, two decades later, we haven't just succeeded in surviving for 20 tumultuous years, we also have grown the Tribune and its sister newspapers collectively into the largest disseminator of local news in Oregon. If you have any doubt about that assertion, please visit our homepage at PortlandTribune.com and look at each of Pamplin Media Group's 29 websites. You will find an abundance of stories about each of the communities we cover.
No one else in Oregon can match that.
Thanks to our employees, some of whom have been here from the start, the Tribune and other Pamplin Media Group newspapers and websites have weathered vast economic and industry-specific disruptions over the past 20 years. We've had tremendous support from our readers and advertisers. We've evolved. It's been an incredible ride.
But here's a promise: Over the next 20 years, we will continue our commitment to being Oregon's best and largest source of local news.
We have confidence that newspapers and digital media companies like ours — those delivering local news that readers cannot find anywhere else — will stay strong and healthy for years to come.
Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr., Tribune founder
J. Mark Garber, Tribune publisher
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