We’re not evangelists, but we’re certainly true believers here at the Center about one thing: Journalism’s crucial role in helping citizens hold their government and leaders accountable.
Center founders and senior reporters John Christie and Naomi Schalit will be giving a series of talks this winter and spring around the state. Christie and Schalit will discuss the critical connection between journalism and democracy, provide an inside look into how investigative journalism is done and introduce our website, “Be Your Own Watchdog,” that provides readers with investigative reporting tools about state and local government and elections.
Schedule: Portland Public Library, Jan. 22 at 5:30 pm; Blue Hill Public Library on Jan. 28 at 7 pm (sponsored by WERU-FM); “Chat with Champions” talk at Damariscotta’s Skidompha Library, Feb. 5 at 10 am; Bangor Public Library, Feb. 12 at 6 pm.
If you’d like to arrange a talk at your local library or civic organization, please contact Morgan Filbert, our engagement editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-4519.