UO graduate joins staff at Post-Record

Reporter Cooper Green covers Camas government, business, feature stories

Recent University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications graduate Cooper Green has joined the editorial staff at the Camas-Washougal Post-Record as a news reporter.

Green replaces Post-Record reporter Tori Benavente, who is pursuing an education career.

A 2013 graduate of Milwaukie High School, Green, 23, attended the University of Oregon (UO) in Eugene, Oregon, from 2013 to 2017, majoring in journalism and minoring in theater arts.

Green worked at the UO student newspaper, the Daily Emerald — first as a columnist, then as the managing editor and finally as the newspaper’s editor in chief.

While at the Daily Emerald, Green worked to improve the paper’s reporting on minority groups, and led a team of reporters that won a national Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) award for student reporting about accusations of violent behavior against Pharaoh Brown, then a well-known UO football player and NFL prospect.

During the summer of 2017, Green interned as a reporter for the Statesman Journal newspaper in Salem, Oregon, and published an investigative story about a loophole in Oregon’s campaign finance law known as “pass-throughs,” which was picked up by the San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times and Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB).

Green started at The Post-Record in September, and covers the city of Camas, business and general feature stories.

To reach Green, email cooper.green@camaspostrecord.com.