Opinion

Martin Column on Jailing of Journalists

Justin Martin, a UMaine College of Liberal Arts and Science-Honors College preceptor of journalism, has a column in the Columbia Journalism Review examining countries that jail journalists. Martin found comparing a country’s jailed, killed, or exiled journalists to population size can shed light on how aggressively that government targets and disposes of reporters. Contact: Jessica […]

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Student Op-Ed on Domestic Violence

The Kennebec Journal published an opinion piece written by Christine Crittenden, a graduate student in the UMaine School of Social Work, about domestic violence. Crittenden writes that Maine lawmakers should support L.D. 1867, the Act to Protect Domestic Violence Victims. Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777

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Martin Column on Free Speech in Columbia Review

In his latest column on the Columbia Journalism Review website, Justin Martin, a UMaine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors preceptor of journalism, wrote about certain countries’ laws that make the denial of genocide a crime, therefore limiting free speech. Martin argues that banning one form of speech for ostensibly noble reasons makes it […]

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Professor Comments About Online News Sharing

A column by Justin Martin, a UMaine CLAS-Honors preceptor of journalism, about news organizations’ online sharing practices was posted on the Columbia Journalism Review website. Martin wrote that news organizations typically must share some free content in order to maximize online advertising and make paywalls most effective, but too many influential news organizations never properly […]

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Customer Service Program in Column

A new customer service training program in which UMaine is collaborating with other organizations was noted in a Bangor Daily News column. The web-based “Welcome ME: Quality Customer Service Training for Maine Businesses” program helps companies improve their customer service efforts. Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777

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Columnist Features Harvest for Hunger

A Bangor Daily News column written by a former UMaine associate dean and associate professor of journalism Kathryn Olmstead featured Harvest for Hunger, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension-coordinated effort to respond to food insecurity in Maine by inviting gardeners and commercial to grow an extra row or two or to donate extra produce to […]

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Murphy Column on Fixing the Postal Service

In an opinion column in the Bangor Daily News, William Murphy, the director of UMaine’s Bureau of Labor Education writes about how the U.S. Postal Service could not only be saved but also revitalized. Murphy states President Obama and Congress need to examine the USPS’s financial problems, including a law that requires the USPS to […]

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Opinion Piece on Social Networking Sites

Jonathan David Farley, a faculty member in UMaine’s computing and information science department, wrote an opinion piece in the Portland Press Herald about a high school coach in western Maine who resigned after posting to Facebook a questionable photo of himself. Farley argues we must establish the ethic in society that we retain the freedom […]

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Reuters Publishes Fried, Socolow Column on GOP Caucus Flap

The international news organization Reuters published an op-ed column by University of Maine political scientist Amy Fried and UMaine communication and journalism professor Michael Socolow about the controversial decision by Maine Republican Party leaders to conclude that Maine endorsed Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as the GOP presidential favorite despite incomplete caucus results last week. The […]

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Fried Column on Maine GOP Caucuses

Amy Fried, a UMaine political scientist, wrote in her regular Bangor Daily News op-ed column about apparent discrepancies in the Maine GOP caucuses that declared Mitt Romney the winner in a close race, with Ron Paul second. Fried compared that outcome to what happened in Iowa several weeks ago, when Romney was declared the winner […]

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