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Another Journalist Embraces PR

Michelle Cole, a former Statehouse reporter for the Twin Falls Times-News and Idaho Statesman, is leaving The Oregonian for Gallatin Public Affairs. Cole will be the firm's first director of content and research, according to a news release. Gallatin has offices in Boise, Portland, Seattle and Spokane. Cole will remain in Portland. Cole also was an editor at the Statesman, which she left in 1999 for the Oregonian in Portland. Cole was the paper's bureau chief at the Statehouse in Salem/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here. (Oregonian staff photo of Michelle Cole)

Question: If I were still a Catholic, I'd light a candle every time a reporter opted for a job in public relations. I can understand it. More money, better benefits — and more security. But I still hate to see journalists flee the profession. How about you?

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Editor Dies After Sex w/Young Woman

The Oregonian newspaper reported Monday that Bob Caldwell, the long-time editor of the editorial pages, died in the apartment of a 23-year-old woman after going into cardiac arrest following a sex act. The paper had previously reported that Caldwell was found in his parked car. The paper now says the woman was the one who called 9-1-1 on Saturday to report that Caldwell was unresponsive. According to the correction published in The Oregonian, the woman told deputies she met Caldwell a year ago at Portland Community College and he provided cash for books and other school expenses, in exchange for sex/Frank Mungeam, via KREM. More here.


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