Eugene Weekly attracts support following probable embezzlement by staff


January 10, 2024

By Nathan Wilk

KLCC 89.7 FM

After the Eugene Weekly stopped printing last month, staff say they’ve seen an outpouring of local and national support.

On Dec. 28, the Weekly announced that it had been the victim of an alleged embezzlement, leaving the publication in debt and forcing it to lay off its entire newsroom. Editor-in-Chief Camilla Mortensen said an employee siphoned funds meant to pay vendors, retirement and the electric bill.

That story drew national attention, including articles in the New York Times and the Washington Post. Mortenson said the Weekly’s struggles reflect a gre...

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