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The Pamplin Media Group has purchased the Madras Pioneer newspaper -and five other Oregon newspapers according to "Wweek.com." (Willamette Weekly)


Pamplin Newspaper Division President Mark Garber says it was a great move for them and shows their confidence in community journalism. 


The media group, that also publishes the Portland Tribune is in an ongoing media battle with The Oregonian for readers, and with this purchase brings their newspapers to 24.


The Madras Pioneer was previously owned by Eagle Newspapers Incorporated, who also owns the Central Oregonian in Prineville.


Pamplin also purchased from Eagle newspapers, the Canby Herald, The Newberg Graphic, the Molalla Pioneer, the Wilsonville Spokesman and the Woodburn Independent.

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