Around Town 5/11/23: Bill Nemitz on the Maine Journalism Foundation

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

This week we’re talking with award-winning long time Maine journalist Bill Nemitz.  He’s been a reporter, editor and columnist for newspapers in Maine since 1977, and now he’s embarking on a new project with a goal of keeping media independent – but he and his partners will need public support to make it happen.

FMI: Maine Journalism Foundation

About the host:
Amy Browne started out at WERU as a volunteer news & public affairs producer in 2000, co-hosting/co-producing RadioActive with Meredith DeFrancesco. She joined the team of Voices producers a few years later, and has been WERU’s News & Public Affairs Manager since January, 2006. In addition to RadioActive, Voices, Maine Currents and Maine: The Way Life Could Be, Amy also produced and hosted the WERU News Report for several years. She has produced segments for national programs including Free Speech Radio News, This Way Out, Making Contact, Workers Independent News, Pacifica PeaceWatch, and Live Wire News, and has contributed to Democracy Now and the WBAI News Report. She is the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Environmental Journalism Award from the Sierra Club of Maine, and Maine Association of Broadcasters awards for her work in 2017 and 2021.