The Bangor Daily News has been accepted in Report for America for 2022, joining more than 250 newsrooms dedicated to strengthening local journalism for their communities.
Report for America is a national service program that helps pay for critical coverage in communities by placing journalists into local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues.
This partnership will allow the BDN expand its coverage on Maine’s environment. It will also explain the connections between big environmental trends that affect Mainers every day. The new environmental reporter will cover everything, from climate change and pollution to growth of the wind and solar industries. This position will start in June 2022. Journalists who are interested can apply Here by Jan. 31.
We applied for the program with an emphasis on the environment, as BDN readers told us they want to learn more about the changing environment.
This position at the BDN, for which Report for America will pay 50 percent in the first year, is the only new RFA position in Maine in 2022. RFA maintains support for one reporter at Maine Public and four reporters at the Maine Monitor.
Consider supporting this vital mission to preserve local news by making an online donation. Please make sure you mention that your support is for the reporter covering the environment. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations of check may be made to the Bangor Daily News donations attn ENVIRONMENT, 1 Merchants Plaza, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor (ME 04402. If you prefer to anonymously donate, please include your name, address and phone number.