Center News

Maine Center hires new executive editor

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting has announced the hiring of award-winning journalist and new media executive Joshua F. Moore as the Center’s new executive editor. Moore, who began work June 6, takes over leadership of the nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news service from John Beaudoin, who had an unexpected health problem and had to resign in March. (Beaudoin is staying connected to the Center; he immediately joined the board after leaving the staff.)

Database of legislators’ sources of income launched

Database of legislators’ sources of income launched

For citizens who want to understand how the state legislature works, the new database application “Making Connections: A Guide to Maine Legislators’ Private and Public Interests” can help identify the private financial interests of lawmakers and their families.

Center wins top New England journalism award for second year in a row

Center wins top New England journalism award for second year in a row

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting won a 2015 “Publick Occurrences Award” – yes, that’s how it’s spelled – from the New England Newspaper & Press Association for Naomi Schalit’s story, “LD 1750: A study in how special interests get their way in the Maine Legislature.

Center stories hit the airwaves

Two of the Center's recent stories were featured on Maine radio news programs this past week. Senior Reporter John Christie was interviewed by MPBN's Mal Leary for an...