New newsletter covers Oregon government

Three reporters cover state government for the Oregon Capital Insider newsletter. They are, from left, Peter Wong, Hillary Borrud and Mateusz Perkowski.

SALEM – Oregon Capital Insider, an electronic newsletter covering Oregon government, began distribution last week.

Oregon Capital Insider provides specialized news for individuals and businesses that require a deeper understanding of the trends, issues and personalities in state government. The newsletter will provide timely intelligence and in-depth reporting delivered to subscribers Friday mornings, and at other times as breaking news demands.

Based in Salem, the newsletter is a collaboration between two family-owned media companies: EO Media Group and Pamplin Media Group.

A team of veteran journalists produce Oregon Capital Insider.

• Peter Wong is an award-winning reporter who has covered Oregon state government and politics for newspapers since 1989.

Wong joined Pamplin Media Group and the Portland Tribune in April 2014 after having been a reporter for the Salem Statesman Journal for more than 14 years. Before that, he worked at the Medford Mail Tribune as that newspaper’s capital bureau chief.

• Hillary Borrud joined EO Media Group in 2014 after seven years at the Bend Bulletin where she reported on city, county and state issues. Previously, she was a reporter for the Daily Press in Victorville, Calif.

Borrud is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, where she received a Rural Computer-Assisted Reporting Fellowship in 2013.

• Mateusz Perkowski is legislative reporter for EO Media Group’s Capital Press in Salem. He has covered agriculture and natural resource issues for that weekly agriculture newspaper since 2006.

Oregon Capital Insider brings together two companies with a wide geographic footprint in Oregon.

Pamplin Media Group owns 25 twice-weekly, weekly and monthly newspapers covering Portland and its suburbs, as well as communities in the Willamette Valley and Central Oregon.

EO Media Group includes nine daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly publications including the Blue Mountain Eagle, Wallowa County Chieftain, East Oregonian, Daily Astorian and the Capital Press.

The companies created Oregon Capital Insider to counter a decline in independent news coverage of state government.

“While statehouse news coverage is diminishing in Oregon and across the nation, our media groups have chosen to invest in increased scrutiny of state government,” said Steve Forrester, president of the EO Media Group.

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