The Press: Togetherness

It was an odd newspaper that landed on Portland, Ore. doorsteps one morning last week. One story read from right to left, the top and bottom decks of a headline were transposed, the sports-page date was upside down, and the logotype read: THE OREGONIAN OREGON JOURNAL. But what was most surprising of all about the paper was that it appeared at all. It was published jointly by Portland's frequently feuding morning Oregonian (circ. 242,035) and evening Journal (circ. 187,588)—and union employees of both papers were on strike.

The strike began with Portland's 54-member Stereotypers'...

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