Cancel the funeral: Rumors of the deal’s death have been greatly exaggerated.
Moving in: The Bangor Daily News has reached an agreement with the Blethen Maine Newspapers to share office space at the State House. According to BDN editor Mark Woodward, the rival companies will split the cost of the Bangor paper’s space in order to save money.
The more things change: The problem with the Bangor Daily News’ old Web site was you had to look in at least three places just to check on the top stories of the day.
Some were at the top of the home page.
Some were near the bottom.
Some were hidden in tiny
Who’s on first? Starting Sept. 1, Atlantic Coast Radio’s sports station in Portland will have a new rival – owned by Atlantic Coast Radio. ACR’s “Big Jab” programming, including its local morning
If politics doesn’t work out: As a reporter, Laurie Dobson makes a great candidate. The ex-independent U.S. Senate hopeful has twice in recent weeks made questionable forays into journalism, apparently as unconcerned with the ethical implications of her activities as she was with gathering enough
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:
Free is bad: “One of the major reasons, I believe, for declining readership of newspapers is simple: they’re giving away their product on the web.”
Who said that? The same guy who said this:
“This has had the effect of devaluing the newspaper’s
Liberty took liberties: Here’s a disturbing footnote on one of the people involved in Maine Media Investments, the group trying to buy the Blethen Maine Newspapers. Back in the early 1990s, developer Michael Liberty was struggling financially and fighting numerous lawsuits.
A group called Maine Media Investments has signed a letter of intent to buy the Blethen Maine Newspapers. Blethen announced the agreement in a news release on July 30, saying MMI had been granted a limited