Media Mutt Blog Archive 2008
It looks like a done deal: According to two informed sources in the newspaper industry, Maine Media Investments – the company formed by former U.S. Sen. William Cohen, developer Robert Baldacci
Journalism contest? What journalism contest? The Maine Press Association gave out its annual awards last weekend, but you wouldn’t know it if you looked in the Maine Sunday Telegram or Portland Press Herald. The Blethen-owned newspapers in Portland ignored the results.
Read the opinion page first: I like the new attitude on the editorial pages of the Morning Sentinel in Waterville and the Kennebec Journal in Augusta. I like it a lot.
Somebody, probably opinion page editor Naomi Schalit, has injected some life into the sister papers’
Campaign inane: The Bangor Daily News somehow believes it will help voters in Houlton decide who they want to elect as their state representative by informing them that independent candidate Stanley Ginish wants to reduce “wasteful programs,” “lower road weights”
Dropping numbers: It’s October, the time when leaves fall – and so do circulation figures.
Each year at this time, newspapers have to file a form with the U.S. Postal Service in order to maintain their favorable mailing rate. The document requires publishers to report
Swap slop: How’s the new story-swapping arrangement among the Bangor Daily News, the Portland Press Herald, the Lewiston Sun Journal, the Kennebec Journal and the Morning Sentinel working? After one week, it’s difficult to say. The article-sharing deal has given readers
Christopher Cousins, the city editor of the Times Record in Brunswick, will become the new reporter for the one-person Statehouse News Service. Cousins replaces Victoria Wallack, who is leaving at the end
What wasn’t said: Maine’s largest dailies are locked in a fierce fight with the Associated Press. But readers would have little idea of that from a Sept. 20 story that ran in the Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News, Lewiston Sun Journal, Waterville’s
Dis-Associated: The tension between Maine’s major daily newspapers and the Associated Press is mounting. According to an informed source in the industry, the Portland
Victoria abdicates: Victoria Wallack is calling it quits. The respected, veteran reporter who runs the one-person Statehouse News Service, is leaving journalism at the end of September to become the director of communications for the Maine School Management Association.