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The News Makers
Maine’s Most Trusted Journalists
Editor’s Note, August 15: Maine lost a highly respected journalist Aug. 15 when Chris Cousins died of a heart attack at age 42.
At the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, we wholeheartedly believe that local journalism matters, maybe more than ever. And we believe that journalism created with care and integrity is a cornerstone of a well informed and civilized society. We’re fortunate in Maine to have many responsible, talented men and women producing local journalism. So, as we wrap up our three-day series that has examined “The News Makers” in Maine, we’d like to highlight some of them.
Pine Tree Watch surveyed 75 reporters, editors, copy editors, television anchors, photographers, station directors and publishers, asking them to share five Maine-based journalists that they respect. We ended up with 105 names. Below are the 10 journalists mentioned most – each was cited at least a dozen times in our survey.
Susan Cover has been a journalist for 24 years, working at newspapers in Kansas, Rhode Island, Ohio and Maine.
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