The Oregonian: Past, Present, Future
March 5th, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
As the editor of The Oregonian / OregonLive and vice president of content for Oregonian Media Group, Therese Bottomly is responsible for all news and opinion published for The Oregonian audiences and for the journalistic standards across all platforms. In this role Therese directs the news gathering and reporting efforts for the region’s largest news staff.
She has served in senior leadership roles at The Oregonian and OregonLive since 1998 and was instrumental in transforming the newsroom into a digital-first news organization.
Bottomly is a longtime director of Open Oregon, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting the state’s public records law. She has served as a judge for many national journalism awards, including as a Pulitzer Prize juror twice. She is a former president of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.
She is intimately familiar with the region; she grew up in Northwest Portland and attended Lincoln High School and the University of Oregon, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.