Steve Bagwell

Editorial Page Editor

Steve writes editorials and manages content for the weekly Viewpoints section.

He holds a B.A. in history from Stanford University and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Oregon. He worked as a reporter and photographer in Coos Bay, Springfield and Astoria from 1971 to 1976, then spent 10 years with the Statesman-Journal in Salem, the last seven supervising cityside reporters and serving on the editorial board. He served five years at The Idaho Statesman in Boise, first as city editor and later as editorial page editor, then seven years as managing editor of the Bulletin in Bend.

He came to the News-Register in December 1997, He was N-R managing editor until 2018, managing newspaper content and news/editorial staff that was honored drew hundreds of state, regional and national honors for their community journalism works.

Steve has held leadership posts in several professional groups and won numerous professional awards, including a Ruhl Fellowship, two Blethen awards and a Pulitzer Prize nomination. He teaches reporting and writing at Oregon State University and Linfield College.

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