November 10, 2004: Headlines: COS - Malaysia: Journalism: Associated Press: Malaysia RPCV Bruce Anderson's new newspaper hits Oregon

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Malaysia RPCV Bruce Anderson's new newspaper hits Oregon

Malaysia RPCV Bruce Anderson's new newspaper hits Oregon

Malaysia RPCV Bruce Anderson's new newspaper hits Oregon

New paper hits Eugene

By The Associated Press

EUGENE Eugene's newest newspaper has hit the stands but so far, even its founding publisher says it doesn't seem to have made much of a splash.

"Given all the givens, so far, I think we're off to a pretty good start,'' publisher Bruce Anderson told The Register-Guard of Eugene. "Eugene seems yawningly indifferent to my presence.''

Anderson is the former publisher of the Anderson Valley Advertiser (AVA) in Boonville, Calif.; his new paper is dubbed AVA Oregon.

The new paper is modeled after the old, which acquired a sometimes-controversial reputation for taking on school administrators, judges, prosecutors, newspaper editors and others in the local power structure.

Anderson said his initial plan was to cover only Lane County, but that he has since shifted his focus statewide.

"Oregon is coherent in a way that California isn't,'' Anderson said. "People in Portland pay attention to what's happening in Medford. ... It seemed to me that I could get good writing on politics, social affairs and whatever comes in from around the state and that would appeal to people of different areas of the state.''

Anderson said he's interested in pursuing stories on the Eugene Police Department, the court system, Eugene's liberal elite and land use issues stemming from the passage of Measure 37.

He is supporting the publication with money earned from the sale of his house in California, and has given his paper three months to become self-supporting.





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