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Columbian Editor

Teletypes machines were used in a variety of industries but in newsrooms, they carried wire stories to local newspapers like The Columbian.

From the newsroom: Here’s more Columbian jargon

Teletypes machines were used in a variety of industries but in newsrooms, they carried wire stories to local newspapers like The Columbian.

May 11, 2024, 6:10am Clark County News

Last week I wrote about the jargon that we use in the newsroom. Some of it is common to newspapers, while other terms seem to be invented here. The jargon comes and goes as times and technology changes. When I started freelancing for The Columbian back in the 1980s, a… Read story

The Owl makes hybrid meetings at The Columbian much better for all the staff.

From the Newsroom: How to speak Columbian

The Owl makes hybrid meetings at The Columbian much better for all the staff.

May 4, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

I don’t know about your line of work, but in newspapers we use a lot of colorful jargon and lingo. Sometimes these terms find their way into common use. The words uppercase and lowercase, for example, refer to where the individual pieces of type were kept in composing rooms back… Read story

Wagner Moura and Kirsten Dunst in a scene from &ldquo;Civil War,&rdquo; a journalism movie now in local theaters.

From the newsroom: Our reporters like these journalism films

Wagner Moura and Kirsten Dunst in a scene from &ldquo;Civil War,&rdquo; a journalism movie now in local theaters.

April 27, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

I am not a movie buff, but I noticed a new journalism movie is playing in theaters and getting good reviews. The film is called “Civil War” and is described by the movie website Fandango like this: Read story

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Firefighters debrief after extinguishing a small fire in a planter box next to The Columbian&rsquo;s front door on Saturday morning.

From the Newsroom: Luckily, it was only a small fire

Clark County Fire District 6
Firefighters debrief after extinguishing a small fire in a planter box next to The Columbian&rsquo;s front door on Saturday morning.

April 20, 2024, 6:09am Clark County News

My office window overlooks Eighth Street west of Esther Short Park. Not an hour goes by that I don’t see a person who seems to be homeless or suffering from mental illness. Often these people will stop at a small planter near the window, which until Tuesday contained a bushy… Read story

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Battle Ground boy accused of assaulting mother with knife, kitchen pan

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April 19, 2024, 4:19pm Clark County News

A Battle Ground mother was briefly knocked unconscious Thursday morning after her juvenile son allegedly assaulted her with a knife and a kitchen pan. Read story

Pedestrians pass the old electrical substation at the foot of the northbound span of the Interstate 5 Bridge. The empty building is listed for sale at $1 million.

Clark Public Utilities to sell landmark substation next to Interstate 5 Bridge

Pedestrians pass the old electrical substation at the foot of the northbound span of the Interstate 5 Bridge. The empty building is listed for sale at $1 million.

April 19, 2024, 6:06am Business

One of Vancouver’s most historic, visible and unusual buildings has been listed for sale at $1 million. Read story

From the newsroom: Documenting journalism’s junkyard

April 13, 2024, 6:09am Clark County News

I am afraid of rats. My wife doesn’t like snakes. And journalists are scared of a company called Alden Global Capital. Read story

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Singapore&rsquo;s Merlion Park, above, is too bright to be a good place to read The Columbian, but any of the city&rsquo;s Toast Box cafes would be an excellent choice.

From the newsroom: Hearing from our overseas readers

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Singapore&rsquo;s Merlion Park, above, is too bright to be a good place to read The Columbian, but any of the city&rsquo;s Toast Box cafes would be an excellent choice.

April 6, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Last week, I talked about some of the ways you can get the most out of your Columbian subscription, including the ability to read our ePaper, the digital replica of the print product, wherever your smartphone or computer has internet access. Read story

Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files Local television stations and local AM/FM radio stations in Washington continue to find viewers, including in gyms, like the Planet Fitness location in Hazel Dell.

From The Newsroom: TV, radio do well in Washington

Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files Local television stations and local AM/FM radio stations in Washington continue to find viewers, including in gyms, like the Planet Fitness location in Hazel Dell.

March 23, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

As I’ve told you a number of times, newspaper readership is down and online news readership is up. That’s true all around the country; we see it reflected at The Columbian, where our digital-only subscribers now outnumber our print subscribers. Read story

Circulation Director Rachel Rose said the letter carriers did their best, and in some cases even delivered papers with missing addresses to the mailboxes of known subscribers.

From the Newsroom: Addresser loses its grip

Circulation Director Rachel Rose said the letter carriers did their best, and in some cases even delivered papers with missing addresses to the mailboxes of known subscribers.

March 16, 2024, 6:10am Clark County News

Let’s start this column with an apology to print subscribers who didn’t receive last Saturday’s edition, or received it late. We had one of those kinds of problems that crops up now and again when you manufacture things. Read story