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Change At The Helm Of The Register-Guard Newspaper

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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.

Gleason: "Certainly Chris Anderson has a long history of innovation and I don't think there's been a newspaper that Chris has joined that has not changed dramatically as a result of his leadership."

Gleason says the business climate is quite challenging for mid-size newspapers with so much competition for advertizing and readership. He feels the hiring of Anderson shows the paper’s commitment to journalism.
Former Register Guard arts reporter Bob Keefer wrote in his column that he’s concerned Anderson will reduce personnel. Under Anderson, the Oregonian cut back its newsroom staff by a quarter. The Register Guard has been owned by the Baker family for 88 years.

Credit lanecc.edu

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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