Press Releases

EO Media investors in it for money, community

BEND — They may not be The Magnificent Seven with guns blazing, but seven individuals and organizations backed the EO Media Group’s purchase of the Bend Bulletin and Redmond Spokesman. Heidi Wright, EO Media’s chief operating officer, said she spent a couple months meeting with investors and working on the plan to prevail at Monday’s […]


EO Media Group buys Bend Bulletin

PENDLETON — The auction lasted 15 minutes Monday and ended with the EO Media Group buying the Bend Bulletin. The $3.65 million winning bid also covered the price for the Bulletin‘s sister newspaper, the Redmond Spokesman. EO Media Group beat two out-of-state competitors, Adams Publishing Group out of Greeneville, Tennessee, and Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers […]


Capital Press wins top award in annual newspaper contest

July 31,2019- The Capital Press was the top prize-winner in the annual Oregon Newspaper Association contest — for the fifth straight year. It was also the eighth sweepstakes award for the newspaper in the past 10 years. The award was based on a point system: 3 points per first-place award, 2 points per second-place award, […]


EO wins top prize in state newspaper contest

July 19, 2019 GLENEDEN BEACH — The East Oregonian received 10 awards, including the top prize — General Excellence — at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual competition, held Thursday and Friday at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach. The awards are for work done during the 2018 calendar year. The contest was judged by newspapers from […]


The Astorian wins 4 state journalism awards

July 22, 2019- News staffers at The Astorian were honored last week with four awards in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association annual journalism competition. Former features editor Erick Bengel won first place for lifestyle coverage for a story about how two North Coast video stores — Video Horizons in Astoria and Universal Video in Seaside […]


Astorian, Observer, Signal win regional journalism awards

Photographer Colin Murphey won first place for general news photography with this image of Lisa Habecker, left, and Ellison Randall releasing young common murres into the surf Sept. 14, 2018 near Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach. Colin Murphey/The Astorian July 2,2019- Staff at The Astorian, Chinook Observer and Seaside Signal newspapers have been honored for […]


Observer places in general excellence, Whittaker earns four awards

Luke Whittaker won a first place photography prize in our multistate region for his work during a November 2018 apartment fire in Long Beach. LUKE WHITTAKER July 2,2019 SEATTLE — The Chinook Observer was the runner up in the general excellence category of the annual Society of Professional Journalists annual contest. The paper competes against […]


Herald, East Oregonian take home prizes in state newspaper contest

The Hermiston Herald won third place for all-around General Excellence and prizes for four stories during the 2018 Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association awards.Staff photo by Jade McDowell July 19, 2019- The Hermiston Herald took home five awards at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual competition, held Thursday and Friday at the Salishan Resort in Glenden […]


Eagle wins statewide awards

July 22, 2019- The Blue Mountain Eagle received 16 awards, including four first place titles, at the annual Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s competition. The event was July 18-19 at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach. The awards are for work done during the 2018 calendar year. The contest was judged by newspapers from the Kentucky […]


East Oregonian wins General Excellence, three other first place awards

  July 20, 2018- The East Oregonian took home four first place honors including the top prize — General Excellence — at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association conference in Bend. The EO has won the top prize in the competition in seven of the past eight years. Its division is for daily Oregon newspapers with […]