Wednesday, June 29, 2022

This Week In '66 - Annette Buchanan


With Lynn Peril

Annette Buchanan was the brave, principled 20-year-old managing editor of the University of Oregon’s campus newspaper. In 1966, she interviewed seven students about their positive experiences with pot and kept their identities anonymous when the story was printed. When the district attorney asked for the students’ names so he could “clean up campus,” she stuck to her journalistic ethics and said no. She also refused to identify her sources when hauled before a grand jury–twice. Perhaps timely in light of yesterday’s star witness at the January 6th hearings, Annette Buchanan’s story was in the news This Week in ‘66. 


“Child’s Play in Oregon,” New York Times, June 29, 1966, 46. 

“Coed Editor Mum Before Grand Jury,” The Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon), June 4, 1966, 1. 

Eichelbaum, Stanley, “Our Man in a Wet Bathing Suit; Cugie Weds Baby in a Quickie,” The San Francisco Examiner, August 8, 1966, 19. 

Jepsen, Don, “Reporters Confidence at Stake in University of Oregon Marijuana Case,” Corvallis Gazette-Times, June 11, 1966, 1. 

“Jury to Quiz UO Editors on Use of Drug,” The Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon), June 2, 1966, 2. 

Kramer, Elisabeth, “The Stand She Took,” Oregon Quarterly, https://around.uoregon.edu/oq/the-stand-she-took, retrieved June 21, 2022. 

Matusmoto, Samantha, “Annette Buchanan Conard leaves behind legacy in protecting journalist rights, Daily Emerald,” February 4, 2013, https://www.dailyemerald.com/news/annette-buchanan-conard-leaves-behind-legacy-in-protecting-journalist-rights/article_60c4796b-bee7-5a13-be22-46bf14ba2a31.html, retrieved June 21, 2022.

McVey, Judy, “Student Editor’s Life Turmoil After Conviction,” Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ), July 10, 1966, 113. 

Peril, Lynn, “Five-O Your Enthusiasm: Dark Shadows,” https://www.hilobrow.com/2021/04/03/five-o-your-enthusiasm-1/, retrieved June 25, 2022. 

“Students Tell Use of Weed,” The Capital Journal (Salem, Oregon), May 24, 1966, 14. 

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