Eugene Register-Guard

A former Register-Guard reporter is suing the newspaper's publishing company for firing her.

The lawsuit says Serena Markstrom Nugent was terminated after she became pregnant. The suit claims the firing amounts to gender discrimination.

Oregon Live

Long-time Register Guard editor and publisher, Tony Baker, is stepping down. The Eugene daily paper has hired the head of The Oregonian Media Group to take his place.

Baker has been at the helm of the Register-Guard for 28 years. N. Christian Anderson III led the Oregonian through a transition to a digital-first organization.  

Former Dean of the U of O School of Journalism and Communication Tim Gleason says he expects change at the Guard.

Eugene 4J School District

The Eugene 4J School District is suing the Register-Guard newspaper to avoid releasing emails about the superintendent. 

Jay Bozievich and Faye Stewart were not defeated by opponents in the May Primary. They were elected to another 4-year term on the Lane County Board of Commissioners, according to final election results released Friday.

Bozievich beat Dawn Lesley by 75 votes in the West Lane race, so there won't be a run-off in November.

Stewart won the East Lane race over four opponents, avoiding a runoff against top challenger Kevin Matthews by just seven votes.

Desmond O'Boyle

The Register Guard Newspaper in Eugene has fired pregnant reporter Serena Markstrom Nugent. About 30 people, including former and current employees, met in front of the newspaper’s headquarters  Thursday to show support. 

Wednesday, a jury convicted Johan Gillette on two counts of aggravated murder and one count of intentional murder in the deaths of his father James Gillette and Anne Dhu McLucas. Next week, they decide on sentencing. Throughout the trial, the Register Guard coverage has been high profile. Their reporter Greg Bolt spoke with KLCC's Tripp Sommer.

4J Wants Journalists Out Of Internal Labor Discussions

Feb 18, 2014

The Eugene 4J School Board is expected to vote Wednesday to exclude media from its executive sessions on labor negotiations. 

Past practice has permitted media members to attend meetings at which the 4J board planned its negotiations positions and strategy.

The decision to meet privately in the future was initially made in closed session.  The Register-Guard, citing the State's public meetings law, informed 4J their decision must be arrived at openly.  The District will now therefore review the matter at its regular meeting.

Recorded On: February 14, 2014

Air Date: February 17, 2014

Farewell to Newspapers: What I Learned in Four Decades on the Beat

Guest Speaker: Bob Welch
Program Coordinator: Marlene Nesary

After twenty-four years at the Eugene Register-Guard, columnist Bob Welch has stepped down to pursue other interests. He reflects with Eric Alan about the people met and experiences gathered over the course of writing two thousand columns about our local region.