Oral history interview with Michael Gutwig [Session 04, Recording 01]

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Oral history interview with Michael Gutwig [Session 04, Recording 01]


  • 2011-06-30 (Creation)


Audiocassette; 00:31:46

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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 4, Side 1. In the fourth interview session, conducted on June 30, 2011, Gutwig continues to describe the interview process for the job of managing editor of the Northwest Labor Press. He then talks about his career as managing editor of the newspaper, including how the paper operated and working with Gene Klare. He describes the changes he made to the production of the paper, particularly the introduction of desktop publishing. He also shares the history of the Northwest Labor Press. He talks about his relationship with Portland labor leaders, about the lack of coverage about labor issues in the mainstream press, and about how working at the Northwest Labor Press affected his political beliefs. He discusses the paper's distribution, speculates about the future of the paper, and talks about labor in politics. He also talks about Barbara Roberts.

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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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  • eng

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