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.
On Sept. 3 and 4, representatives of Brunswick News Inc. toured the Portland Press Herald’s facilities, prompting speculation that the Canadian company is interested in buying the Blethen Maine Newspapers. Blethen is trying to sell its Maine holdings, which include dailies in Portland, Augusta
A case of Original Irregular-itis: The sentence below came not from the oddly written weekly paper in Kingfield, but from the indifferently edited daily paper in Waterville. In an Aug. 11 Morning Sentinel story by Larry Grard, readers were informed that:
The newest jewel in Baxter State Park was the hardest won.
Clearing the waters: The Portland Press Herald has finally tried to explain the two contradictory stories about Bath Iron Works it ran side-by-side in its July 24 edition.
Good news/bad news: The front page of the July 24 Portland Press Herald seemed to a carry grim warning for Bath Iron Works, one of Maine’s largest private employers. The U.S. Navy had changed its mind about building six more Zumwalt-class destroyers, several of which were to
Please leave: On July 22, management at the Blethen Maine Newspapers-owned Kennebec Journal in Augusta and Morning Sentinel in Waterville told employees that they could apply for voluntary separation agreements – buyouts – before layoffs are announced in mid-August. But
Odd bedfellows: Craig Crosby, a staff writer for the Morning Sentinel in Waterville and the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, deserves positive notice for his July 8 story on the questionable relationship
It’s not my fault. I’m just the messenger. I didn’t cause this mess.
Although, to be honest, I don’t seem to have done much to prevent it.
Since the Media Mutt column began in late June of last year, the Maine media have been through some torturous twists and turns.