The Oregonian’s early ‘Christmas present’

- Sent by a Romenesko reader and Oregonian subscriber

– Sent by Oregonian subscriber Ken Bilderback

Ken Bilderback writes: “Another reason newspapers are failing. We subscribe to The Oregonian. The good news is that we will get the Thanksgiving and Christmas papers we’re paying for. The bad news is that our subscription will be shortened because of it.”

* Why charge more? “Because they have too many subscribers and want to pare it down some” (

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