Maine’s newest newsroom will add to rising ideological media panorama

AUGUSTA, Maine — The information panorama in Maine is altering, and that’s not solely because of the current sale of the Portland Press Herald and sister papers to a nationwide nonprofit.

States Newsroom, a left-leaning nonprofit that launched in 2019 and has practically 200 reporters and editors in 35 states, is attempting to rent three reporters based mostly in Portland, Augusta or “one other metropolis that may permit them to meaningfully report on how state authorities impacts Mainers.”

It’s the most recent addition to Maine’s information area, which already options on-line platforms connected to advocacy teams along with legacy newspapers, radio and TV. One conservative information arm is increasing, whereas the States Newsroom launch comes on the expense of the Maine Beacon, an outlet run by the liberal Maine Folks’s Alliance that after was funded by the group.