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Therese Bottomly

Therese Bottomly

therese-bottomly.JPGGuest speaker for Journalism Day brought to you by the Bladine Family

Therese Bottomly is editor and vice president of content for The Oregonian and its website, OregonLive. She is responsible for all newsroom operations and is a member of the editorial board.

For the past three decades, she has worked with reporters and editors to open government records to the public. She is a board member of Open Oregon, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting public access to government meetings and records. As part of that work, she developed publications in order to help smaller newspapers and working journalists across the state. She is also a member of the Oregon Bar-Press-Broadcasters Council, a group that works to resolve conflicts between the media and the bar.

She is a four-time Pulitzer Prize juror. In 2018, she was inducted into the University of Oregon journalism school’s Hall of Achievement.

2022 NW Media Fest

Attend one of Bottomly's sessions

"Media and Democracy: A Post-Election Review"

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 12 p.m.

Austin Reading Room, Nicholson Library

Open to the public

Join Bottomly in an analysis and debrief of the previous night's election cycle and role that media plays in ensuring democracy in America.

"On the Record: How public records help journalists tell important stories"*

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2:30 p.m.

Austin Reading Room, Nicholson Library

*Linfield community members with ID only

Bottomly is joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steve Kurkjian for a discussion about the roles and importance of public records requests.