Groundbreaking news source starts in Salem

An innovative news source providing accurate in-depth and enterprising local coverage online is coming to Salem in September.

Salem Reporter, locally owned and managed, will provide readers a mix of investigative reports, clear and compelling coverage of local government, and insights into the people who hold power in the Salem community. The site fills an important gap in an area where news coverage has been on the decline for several years.

Salem Reporter is poised to be a national leader in the industry by providing high-quality news online to paying subscribers. This mix is projected to make Salem Reporter LLC a profitable, growing business at a time media organizations across the country are reducing staff and news coverage. Salem Reporter intends to become a model for how locally-based news organizations can thrive in service to their communities.

The news site at www.salemreporter.com is scheduled to begin delivering news on Monday, Sept. 17.

How can people participate?


We have made it as easy as possible to sign up for a digital subscription, priced at $10 a month or $100 for a year. A digital subscription provides readers around-the-clock access to Salem Reporter’s news service, electronic newsletter, and news alerts. To subscribe: salemreporter.com/subscribe.


Salem Reporter provides an innovative way for businesses to market on the website. Through an innovative partnership with Mazama Digital, the Salem Reporter provides businesses a way to develop their own ad online in a few easy steps, select their own advertising budget, and launch advertising at their convenience. Advertising is designed to be professional and effective, enhancing the reader experience and engagement.


Salem Reporter offers the opportunity for businesses and organizations to ally with this service to Salem by becoming a founding sponsor.


Salem Reporter will partner with local colleges and universities to provide valuable internships to college students. Readers can support this work to train the next generation of journalists through donations specifically for this program.

Basics of Salem Reporter

Address: 2925 River Road S., Suite 280, Salem, OR 97302

Telephone: 503-357-3207

General information/inquiries: [email protected]

Les Zaitz,editor: [email protected]

Aubrey Wieber, state government reporter: [email protected]

Rachel Alexander, education/nonprofits reporter: [email protected]

Troy Brynelson, government/business reporter: [email protected]