Email subject line: ‘Swindler takes up collection for laid off journalists’

- From Samantha Swinder's email to Romenesko

– From Samantha Swindler’s email to Romenesko

Oregonian columnist and Oregon Territory SPJ Chapter president Samantha Swindler sends word of a fund-raising effort to help journalists laid off this week from the Columbian in Vancouver, Wash.



“I realized only after working with [the Columbian’s] Katie [Gillespie] to create this [PayPal] account that I do not have a good last name for crowdfunding, but a few folks already gave, even to a Swindler.” You can donate here.

* Columbian cuts staff by about 10% “to keep it in the black” (
* Want to buy a Columbian reporter a beer? (@newsladykatie)