Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting

TaglineFilling the reporting gap in Maine's state capital
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageInvestigative
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesGrants
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsOttaway Foundation; Maine Community Foundation; content also distributed by local newspaper media partners.
Mappin LocationHallowell - Maine
Principal StaffJohn Christie
Principal StaffNaomi Schalit
DescriptionAs the number of reporters covering Maine state government dropped from twenty in 1989 to fewer than ten today a wife-and-husband duo two old-school reporters stepped up. In 2010 Naomi Schalit a former reporter and producer at Maine Public Radio and John Christie former president and publisher of Central Maine Newspapers launched the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting a watchdog for all things shady in the state capitol.
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