March 29, 2004
(Updated) Open Thread For 'Oregonian' Story
Note: This post has been updated. Any and all updates appear at the end of the original post.
We're heading out from global headquarters shortly, but figured we might want to leave an open thread for those who come across the sudden surprise in The Oregonian today. It's not online yet (as far as we can tell), but their Today's News in 2 Minutes feature is, and so for those without access to the print edition, here's the teaser taken from that:
His real name is Christopher Frankonis, but everyone who's anyone knows him simply as bix. During the past year, this college drop-out with no journalism experience has become a must-read in City Hall, as his weblog "Portland Communique" touches on everything from neighborhood disputes to the latest turn in the same-sex marriage saga.
We'll be back later to weigh in on the article itself (which we have not seen, since we have not yet ventured outside today), and perhaps get into how disconcerting it was to be shadowed for twelve hours.
The profile has now been posted.
And, for those not in Oregon, here's the front page (pdf) of today's paper.
Sorry we haven't been around for all of this. We greatly appreciate the comments and kudos -- and are especially affected by the high school journalism students who have been making appearances in comments to a number of items today. In the main, we've been holding back today (and preparing to attend a follow-up meeting to last year's Neighborhood Summit in a couple hours), but at some point soon we will find some time to post about the disconcerting experience of being shadowed by a reporter for twelve hours last Wednesday.
Final visitor count for Monday: 1232 -- approximately five times (give or take) the average daily readership.
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