Ryan Frank

Ryan Frank is president of the Emerald Media Group, formerly the Oregon Daily Emerald, the independent nonprofit media company at the University of Oregon. He blogs at "thegarage.dailyemerald.com":http://thegarage.dailyemerald.com/.

by Ryan Frank

I have a confession: I was part of the problem for American newspapers. In 2005, I had just started covering City Hall, and I felt like my newspaper career had taken off. I covered people in suits walking fast through an important building. I measured my success by how many times I landed on the […] more »

by Ryan Frank

The party, the pizza, the beer and a duck changed everything for our campus newspaper. On a warm October night last fall, 500 students celebrated the start of our Revolution. They sipped Revolutionale beer and swarmed the free pizza. They danced to the DJ and goofed off at the photo booth with the Duck — the […] more »

by Ryan Frank

There are no winners in the mess at the Red & Black. But there are lessons. The Red & Black at the University of Georgia has long been regarded as one of America’s finest college news operations. The students’ journalism is consistently first class, and publisher Harry Montevideo has a track record as one of […] more »

by Ryan Frank

Two blocks from our newsroom, 20,000 fans yelled, clapped and stomped for a world record. A former University of Oregon decathlete, Ashton Eaton, crossed the finish line in time to make history. Ashton Eaton celebrates after he broke the world record in the decathlon event in Eugene, Ore. This photo was captured by Tess Freeman […] more »

by Ryan Frank

We’re about to close the book on the Oregon Daily Emerald. After 92 years, the University of Oregon’s newspaper will end its run as a Monday-to-Friday operation in June. Yes, it’s the end of an era, and we’re sad about that. But it’s also the start of a new era, the digital one. Next fall, […] more »

by Ryan Frank

When I saw that the media industry’s annual report card had been released late Sunday night, I clicked and scanned through the key findings for newspapers — the industry that has been my daily passion since I fell in love with journalism at my high school paper. I hoped to learn that the wise folks […] more »