Press Releases

‘Grit and Ink’

Journalists try to avoid becoming the story, but a new book about The Daily Astorian and East Oregonian puts these sister dailies on the front page. “Grit and Ink,” by historian William F. Willingham, is about the Aldrich-Forrester-Brown family’s devotion to community journalism. The book focuses on the East Oregonian Publishing Co. (now the EO […]


Expanded state government reporting comes to Oregon

SALEM — A news collaborative to sharpen and expand coverage of Oregon state government and politics has launched, combining the strengths of three news organizations. The new team represents Pamplin Media Group, publisher of the Portland Tribune and 24 other newspapers, EO Media Group, which publishes The Daily Astorian, East Oregonian and nine other newspapers, […]


EOMG Spreadsheet Analytics Overview October 2017

The East Oregonian felt the fallout in October of one of their stories going viral, in August/September. This accounted for the decrease of just over in 78K in visitors and 93K in pageviews. Most all other core sites were up in October except Wallowa. Daily Astorian is making strides in pageviews with an increase of […]


June 2017 website analytics

Below are the June 2017 analytics. Blue Mountain Eagle had several local news stories with 5,ooo pageviews or more that accounted for their increases. Along with BME, East Oregonian, Capital Press and Discover Our Coast were the only sites that had increases in every category listed below. We believe we have cleaned up the Daily Astorian analytics […]


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 […]