Media Mutt Blog Archive 2007
Members of the Portland Newspaper Guild local at the Morning Sentinel in Waterville have been working without a contract since Jan. 31, 2006. As negotiations have bogged down, the dispute has gotten …
Guild members are protesting by withholding
It was breaking news, the kind - according to its promos - Portland's WGME-TV thrives on.
Late in the afternoon of Dec. 26, the National Football League announced it would allow that week's game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants to be shown
The Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel - publications owned by the Blethen Maine Newspapers - have finally begun including information on their apparent conflict of interest in all stories on the proposed Plum Creek Timber
You'd have to be a careful reader to have caught it. Near the end of a Dec. 16 newspaper story on Plum Creek Timber Co.'s plans to build a resort and housing near Moosehead Lake was some information that should have been publicized a long time ago.
The story appeared
Filed December 14, 2007
On WGME-TV's 5 p.m. report on Dec. 13, reporter Diana Ichton twice informed viewers that in late November, the Maine Public Utilities Commission had "rejected" the proposed sale of Verizon's telephone land lines to FairPoint Communications. Ichton then indicated
I may never feel compelled to criticize the Portland Press Herald again. That's because "T. Cushing Munjoy" is doing it for me. And doing a first-rate job.
The pseudonymous Munjoy (The T. stands for Thomas, he says, and the rest of his name honors Portland's
The Portland Press Herald's editorial on Dec. 1 made the newspaper's position on teen drinking clear. "Underage drinking is a public health crisis that has widespread consequences," it read. "Unfortunately, it is not usually recognized as the serious problem it
Is there some regulation in the Great Big Book of Standard Journalistic Practices and Accepted Industry Procedures that requires reporters covering public hearings to produce stories that bore readers to death? If so, I apologize in advance for the impending criticism. If not,
The Portland Press Herald has hired a new Washington correspondent. He's Jonathan Kaplan, who's been a staff writer for The Hill ( a Capitol Hill newspaper aimed at elected officials and political insiders) for the last five years. Kaplan will start work for Maine's largest daily
If you're trying to conceal your shadowy past, the easiest way to do it might be to work for the Kennebec Journal in Augusta or its sister daily newspaper, the Morning Sentinel in Waterville. For the second time this year, the two papers, which share the same editorial