February 10, 2010

Portland Sentinel Closing

For the last five years the Portland Sentinel has been operating as an online and print hyperlocal paper serving the North Portland area. But according to Oregonian columnist Anna Griffin, that run is coming to an end because of lack of advertising revenue.

The paper was being run by Cornelius Swart, who decided he would rather close the news outlet down rather than try to operate with a skeleton staff or become a boosterish publication that blurs the line between advertising and editorial.

The community will continue to be served by the much smaller scale twice-a-month St. Johns Review.

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