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DailyTidings.com was acquired in 2021 by DifferenceMedia LLC.
Daily Tidings provides agenda-Free Coverage of Local, Regional, and State News via its website, social media channels and its Morning Brief email newsletter. Ashland and Southern Oregon news, sports, entertainment and lifestyle.
Daily Tidings is independent, based in Ashland, Oregon.


Active Columnists

Bernadette E.

Staff writer. Art Education, History and Fine Arts
Formerly The Stranger.

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Edith M.

Edith worked for 27 years as a newspaper journalist for national, regional and local press. Edith covers a wide range of topics - occupational health…

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Diane Megaw

Newspaper journalist for regional and local press.
Investigating and reporting on business, environmental issues and legal matters.

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Cassidy Morrison

Member | Center for Health Journalism
I'm a multimedia journalist specializing in health and the environment.

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Greg Stiles

Editor, Global Policy: Next Generation.

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Emily Knott

Beauty & Commerce. Covered celebrity shopping for various outlets since 2018

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Joe Minihane

Author (Floating: A Return to Waterlog) | Travel writing for The Guardian, CNN, Lonely Planet and others.

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Kris Henry

Rogue Valley Tribune Sports Editor.

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Daily Tidings subscribes to the standards of editorial independence:

  • We believe strongly in ensuring that we keep the editorial decision making processes of our publications completely separate from our commercial interests.
  • Safeguarding this editorial independence requires that all editorial decisions, or concerns or complaints, about editorial decisions are dealt with strictly within the editorial structures of a publication.
  • These structures typically include editors, editors-in-chief, editorial boards or review boards, and ombudsmen or analogous structures for the editorial governance of any given publication.
  • It further requires that no one on the commercial or executive side of the business can get involved in, interfere with or even comment on editorial decisions under any circumstances.
  • To deviate from the rigorous application of this principle in any individual situation would ultimately serve to undermine the integrity of the principle of editorial independence altogether.


Ashland Tidings Newspaper

The Mail Tribune, Daily Tidings and The Nickel were managed by GateHouse Media until the publications were sold to Rosebud Media LLC in 2017.

The Ashland Daily Tidings published its first edition on June 17, 1876, when Ashland had about 500 people but neither church nor saloon.

Editor James M. Sutton noted, however, “whiskey is sold by the bottle and preaching is done in the schoolhouse; and therefore, the people are generally happy.”

Sutton was former editor of the Oregon Sentinel, one of Jacksonville’s earliest papers, and is credited with coining the name “Crater Lake” for Oregon’s crown jewel.

The Ashland Tidings, as the paper was called then, offered four pages of local news, “independent and fearless” editorials, advertising and folk tales every Saturday and cost $2 for a year’s subscription.

Throughout the 19th century, the paper went through multiple owners —including Oliver C. Applegate, son of the founders of the Applegate Trail. Editorials in the 1880s supported the Republican agenda, including women’s suffrage and local miners’ strikes. By 1896, the Ashland Tidings was publishing twice a week with a full page devoted to women’s issues and news.

In 1912, Bert R. Greer, former editor of the Kansas City Tribune, became publisher and editor and changed the paper’s title to the Ashland Weekly Tidings and expanded with a daily publication, the Ashland Daily Tidings. He added four pages that included “In the Social Realm,” a local society section.

Noting the mineral springs east of Ashland, Greer championed piping the water into town and turning the city into a destination spa-resort. Ashland voters approved a $175,000 bond in 1914 to fund transporting the sulfur water to several fountains in town and Lithia Park, but the resort concept never really took off — despite the bond campaign’s slogan, “Ashland grows while Lithia flows.”

The Ashland Printing Co. assumed management of the Tidings in 1928, and its title was changed to Daily Tidings in 1980 when Capital Cities-ABC purchased the paper. It was changed back to the Ashland Daily Tidings in 1993.

It’s gone through several more owners since, including Disney, Lee Enterprises, Ottaway Newspapers and GateHouse Media, before being purchased along with the Mail Tribune and the Nickel by Rosebud Media in 2017, and then acquired by Dmedia in 2022.