N. Christian Anderson

The Eugene Weekly’s Camilla Mortensen is reporting tonight that sources tell her that N. Christian Anderson, the new publisher of The Register-Guard, has left his job after just a few months running the paper.

I have no independent confirmation.

If this is true, it’s astonishing news, certain to throw Eugene’s already ailing daily newspaper into more turmoil. Anderson, as I wrote in May, just before he started work here, was previously chairman and publisher at The Oregonian in Portland. There, he basically dismantled the newspaper, laying off newsroom arts writers by the score, and forcing the paper into a shallow digital-first model.

It will be interesting to see what’s next on Chad Drive.