Mark Simpson / Maine Public

This show is being broadcast live at 1 p.m. from the Camden Conference; we welcome the public to join us there.

David Brancaccio and Nicco Mele join us to discuss the theme of this year’s Camden Conference — how technology is shaping the flow of information and how it is used. We’ll examine whether and how traditional media might survive and, if so, in what form.

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 

Mark Vogelzang

Nov 28, 2017

The President & CEO of Maine Public discusses the latest developments from the world of public media and answers listener questions about TV and radio programming, building out our classical music network, and more.

Guest:  Mark Vogelzang was named President & CEO of Maine Public in January 2012. He served as president of Vermont Public Radio from 1993 to 2009.

What does the sale of the Portland Press Herald mean for the future of newspapers in Maine?

Guests:  Rick Edmonds, media business analyst for The Poynter Institute, where he has researched and written for the last 10 years.

John Christie, editor-in-chief,  Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting

Tony Ronzio, Director of news and audience for the Bangor Daily News

  What does the future hold for newspapers in Maine?

Host Keith Shortall was joined by :

Tom Bell - reporter with Maine Today Media and the President of the Portland Newspaper Guild

Tony Ronzio - former editor of Morning Sentinel, Kennebec Journal. Now Director of New Media at the Sun Media Group, which owns The Lewiston Sun Journal and The Forecaster Publications, and

Terry Carlisle - GM at the Ellsworth American

  Jennifer Rooks was the guest-host, and her guest was Mark Vogelzang, MPBN's new President and CEO about his vision for MPBN.  They discussed his long and varied career in public media; the future of public broadcasting; and much more.

Guest-host Jennifer Rooks spoke with:

Mark Vogelzang, President and CEO of MPBN

  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.

  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.