Title

"Cover Story" piece on the Blethen family, new owners of the Portland Press Hera

Authors

Connie Pacillo

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

2-3-2000

Pages

8-11, 1

Abstract

"Cover Story" piece on the Blethen family, new owners of the Portland Press Herald, and their failure to live up to the expectations of some local minority group leaders, some of whom feel betrayed, because, they say, the Blethens haven't kept their progressive promises. In October 1998, before the Blethens finalized the deal to buy Maine's largest newspaper, Frank Blethen told a group of civic leaders that newspapers should reflect their community's diversity. But 16 months later, expectations remain unfulfilled. With comments and observations by several local minority group leaders, including Victoria Mares Hershey of the Portland chapter of the NAACP; John Connors of the League of United Latin American Citizens, Maine Council; and Tae Chong of the Asian Heritage Resource Foundation of Maine.

Subjects

Blethen family, Minorities, Newspapers

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