Oregonian fires editor who covered up circumstances of Caldwell's death

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Kathleen Glanville was the "family friend" who told the paper that editorial page editor Bob Caldwell died in his car. He actually died in the apartment of a young woman he'd been paying for sex. In an unbylined post, Willamette Week reports that Caldwell's wife, Lora Cuykendall, had told Glanville the truth about his death but Glanville gave the paper the bad information anyway. Glanville, an editor on the breaking news team, was dismissed yesterday. On her Facebook page, Glanville's post about her firing has attracted many expressions of support from former coworkers. On March 12, managing editor Susan Gage wrote in the comments section of the revised story about Caldwell's death that "We reported the information we had at the time Sunday, that our friend and colleague died in his car. Further information that became available today revealed other circumstances, and we determined that it was prudent to publish. Hardly a coverup, as some here allege." || Related: Cuykendall says "We love him unconditionally."

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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