Oregonian loses its editorial cartoonist, capitol reporter

Ohman self-portrait via wweek.com

Oregonian editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman announced on his Facebook page today that he’s leaving the Newhouse paper after 29 years and will reveal his plans later this week. “The decision to leave was mine and mine alone,” he writes. “They will always be in my heart, and I don’t want anyone to worry.” (The Oregonian also has a brief post about the departure.)

Also, Willamette Week reports that Michelle Cole, the Oregonian’s state capitol bureau reporter, is leaving the paper to join a lobbying firm. She’s been at the daily since 1999.

* Editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman leaves Oregonian (wweek.com) | (oregonlive.com)
* Oregonian’s Michelle Cole takes job with lobbying firm (wweek.com)