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Longtime columnist Bill Nemitz discusses his retirement, his career and the state of journalism in Maine

Bill Nemitz

Bill Nemitz, longtime columnist for the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, announced his retirement last month. He joins us to discuss his career as a journalist in Maine, which dates back to 1977. We’ll ask about popular and not-so-popular columns, get his analysis of the state of journalism in Maine, and find out how he plans to stay busy.

Bill Nemitz, journalist; since the 1970s he worked as a reporter and editor in Maine, then began writing his column in the Portland Press Herald 27 years ago

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.