Oral history interview with Michael Gutwig [Session 03, Recording 02]

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Oral history interview with Michael Gutwig [Session 03, Recording 02]


  • 2011-06-01 (Creation)


Audiocassette; 00:31:10

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Michael Gutwig was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1956. He was editor for the Parkrose High School newspaper, and studied journalism at Mount Hood Community College. In 1981, he became the sports editor for the Central Oregonian newspaper in Prineville. That same year, he and Lori Clark were married; they later had two children. In 1986, he joined the staff of the Northwest Labor Press. He retired at the end of 2021.

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Tape 3, Side 2. In the third interview session, conducted on June 1, 2011, Gutwig continues to share his memories of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. He talks about his experience as a journeyman drywall finisher. He then discusses working as sports editor for the Central Oregonian newspaper. He talks about life in Prineville, describes the process of publishing a newspaper in the 1980s, and talks about covering high school sports and rodeos. He speaks about selling ad space for the paper, raising a family in Prineville, and returning to Portland to work for the Northwest Labor Press in 1986. He describes the interview process for the job of managing editor of the Northwest Labor Press.

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Copyright for this interview is held by the Oregon Historical Society. Use is allowed according to the following statement: Creative Commons - BY-NC-SA, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

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