I'm a statehouse reporter for The @Oregonian. VP @SPJOregon. Email me: gfriedman@oregonian.com. Newsletter: http://tinyletter.com/capitolconfidential

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Gordon Friedman is a journalist based in Salem, Oregon where he covers state government for the Statesman Journal.

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Jul 20, 2017

RT @SaulAHubbard: Why does WA GOP congresswoman's stance on OR tolling proposal potentially matter? Cos ODOT needs fed approval for a…

Jul 19, 2017

RT @jtierney6: New: Stmt from John Kitzhaber about ethics investigation: "Another six months of investigation was understandably n…

Jul 19, 2017

RT @LesZaitz: Public records policy work is tough work and @NickBudnick deserves this natl honor for helping fix OR's laws.  https://www.spj.org/news.asp?ref=1520 

Jul 19, 2017

Congrats to @NickBudnick on winning a competitive, coveted Sunshine Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for open govt work!

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job was working as a writer for Ethos magazine, the student magazine at the University of Oregon.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! When I was 14-years-old I wrote a 'zine on a city library typewriter about the punk scene in Bellingham, WA.

How is social media changing news?

Social media is changing the news by making it easier to share and find stories, but there are many other ways as well.