The Madras Pioneer is a weekly paper published in Madras, Oregon, United States, since 1904.[2] It is published on Wednesdays and has a circulation of 4,124.[2] It is the newspaper of record for Jefferson County.[3] The paper was once owned by Oregon governor Elmo Smith, whose family still owns Eagle Newspapers. In January 2013, the paper was sold to the Pamplin Media Group along with five other papers owned by Eagle Newspapers.[4][5]