Press Releases

Perry set to retire end of June, search under way for replacement

By Steve Forrester EOMG President & CEO For the past year, the Board of Directors of EO Media Group has discussed John Perry’s intention to retire at the close of this fiscal year. John has made his announcement today, and we will be advertising the Chief Operating Officer position. As resumes and cover letters arrive, […]

EO Media Group wins national award for digital innovation

  EO Media Group’s marketplace platform was named Best New Digital Initiative by Local Media Association, a national organization that serves more than 2,400 media companies. The award, announced Feb. 1, was the result of the association’s Digital Innovation Contest. More than 80 different companies submitted hundreds of entries. The faculty at the University of […]

Chinook Observer wins 38 statewide press awards

WENATCHEE — Chinook Observer staff and freelancers won 38 awards in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association 2015-2016 “Better Newspapers” contest. These awards included third-place in the “General Excellence” category, in which newspapers of similar circulation size compete to win honors for the overall quality of the publication, a first-place “Sports Writer of the Year” award […]

September 2016 EOMG Overview Analytics

Below are the September 2016 analytics. Death and accidents were the theme for top stories for the community news sites in September. Blue Mountain Eagle, Chinook Observer, and Wallowa County Chieftain were the only sites up in all three core areas: Pageviews, sessions and users. All others were down in all of these areas except the Daily Astorian was […]

EOMG brings in 44 ONPA awards this year

Congratulations to all the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest winners! By my count, EO Media Group brought home 44 awards in total. The Daily Astorian brought home the award for best increase in circulation among any daily in Oregon. We celebrate two first places, four seconds and two thirds. A good showing. The […]

David Pero named group publisher

Northwest newspaper executive David Pero has been named group publisher of The Daily Astorian and its companion publications on the Oregon Coast. He succeeds Steve Forrester, who is retiring as publisher after 28 years in Astoria. Pero, 59, will serve as editor and publisher of The Daily Astorian. As group publisher, he will oversee all […]

Scot Heisel named editor of the Chieftain

A Western Montana native with 15 years of experience as a professional journalist has joined the Wallowa County Chieftain as the newspaper’s new editor. Scot Heisel of Missoula, Mont., recently moved to Enterprise and began work Oct. 21. He replaces former Chieftain Editor Rob Ruth, who left the newspaper in September. “I’m so happy to […]

Cynthia Washicko joins CRBJ reporting staff

LONG BEACH — Cynthia Washicko is Coast River Business Journal’s new reporter, covering business and the economy in the Columbia-Pacific region. Washicko will be physically based in Astoria and Long Beach, while also spending time in South Clatsop County, where she will report on Seaside and Cannon Beach from the Seaside Signal office. “I moved […]

Chieftain wins seven awards

The Wallowa County Chieftain garnered a total of seven awards in two annual contests sponsored by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association (ONPA). The Chieftain news staff received three awards in ONPA’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest, while the newspaper’s advertising department brought home four awards in the association’s 2015 Better Ad Ideas Contest. Submissions are judged […]

Capital Press sweeps ONPA divison

The Capital Press swept the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association awards contest for its division. Competing against other associate members, the Capital Press won first-place awards in each of the five award categories. In the target audience category, the newspaper was honored on its level of interest, relevance, creativity and commitment to its audience. Photographs of […]