Sara Just: An Inside Look at PBS NewsHour

Sep 14, 2018

Sara Just was named Executive Producer of "PBS NewsHour" after more than 25 years at ABC News, where she had most recently served as ABC’s Washington Deputy Bureau Chief and Senior Washington Producer for "Good Morning America." She previously spent 17 years at Ted Koppel’s "Nightline."

World Radio Day

Feb 13, 2018

February 13 is UNESCO’s World Radio Day. We’ll examine the past, present and future of radio – from changing listening habits to the impact of podcasts and smart speakers.

Guests:  Michael Socolow, Associate Professor in the Communications and Journalism Department at the University of Maine Paul Jacobs, Vice President and General Manager of Jacobs Media Strategies 

Diane Rehm

Jul 20, 2017

The former NPR talk show host catches us up on her podcast, her new book, and what she thinks of the state of politics and journalism.


Diane Rehm was host of the award-winning "Diane Rehm Show" for more than 30 years.

  NPR reporter Quil Lawrence, a Maine native, was the keynote speaker of the 2013 Encore Leadership Corps Summit. Lawrence spoke about growing up in rural Maine and the importance of citizen journalism.

While currently covering veterans affairs for NPR, Lawrence is the former NPR bureau chief in Kabul and a former Jerusalem correspondent for PRI’s The World.

This talk was recorded May 20, 2013 at the Harborside Hotel, in Bar Harbor.

  The challenges and opportunities facing women who are journalists in other countries.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by:

Cristi Hegranes, Founder & Executive Director of Global Press Institute

Jeanne Bourgault, President & CEO of Internews

Sibyl Masquelier, Global Press Institute board member

  A discussion with Richard Dudman, former Bangor Daily News journalist about his life and experiences as a reporter, correspondent and editor. 

Host Keith Shortall was joined by :

Richard Dudman, former Bangor Daily News Editor, who retired this year at age 94 after 76 years in the newspaper business.

  In the uncertain world of journalism, NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller still sees a positive future for public media, and for radio in particular. Schiller, who previously headed the New York Times website, and led CNN's long-form programming efforts spoke at MPBN's annual Founders Reception following the MPBN Board of Trustees meeting.

  The 2010 Lovejoy Award for Courage in Journalism was awarded to Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News. He works the most dangerous beat in the Western Hemisphere — the US-Mexico border.

Despite death threats he has persevered, chronicling government and police corruption, the disappearance of hundreds of young women, shootouts and executions, and the migration of narcoterrorism into U.S. cities. Corchado accepted an honorary doctorate and the 2010 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.

  Speaking in Maine continues the MPBN Joshua Chamberlain Lecture Series with a talk delivered by the President of Maine Today Media, Richard Connor. As Publisher of the Portland and Central Maine Newspapers he’s uniquely qualified to speak about the future of media in Maine.


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A native of Bangor, Rich Connor’s career in the newspaper business spans over 40 years in a variety of jobs including, editor, publisher and owner.

  Speaking in Maine welcomes Paul Steiger, editor-in-chief, president and chief executive of ProPublica to the podium. Steiger’s organization is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

Paul Steiger is the editor-in-chief, president and chief executive of ProPublica.