Maine Beacon: Maine’s Newspapers Face a Fundamental Threat, Just as They’re Most Needed

Mo Mehlsak, managing editor of the Portland Phoenix, joins the podcast this week to discuss how journalists are covering the COVID-19 crisis and how crashing advertising revenues are threatening some newspapers’ existence.

Also: Esther, Ben and Mike discuss the latest pandemic updates, new steps the state may soon take to protect renters and landlords and how Maine can preserve the right to vote in upcoming elections.

Plus: Some dangerous comments from a conservative state senate candidate.

You can ask a question or leave a comment for a future show at (207) 619-3182.

The Maine Beacon Podcast is a project of the Maine People’s Alliance, produced to highlight the experiences of everyday Mainers, share information about the political and policy processes that affect Maine people, and promote a progressive worldview based on community, fairness and investing in the future.

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