Title

Article about the remarkable transformation undergone over the past ten years by

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

1-1-1999

Pages

27-29, 58-61

Abstract

Article about the remarkable transformation undergone over the past ten years by Lewiston's Sun Journal newspaper. Like Lewiston and Auburn, the twin cities it serves, the Sun Journal is modernizing its appearance, upgrading its reporting, and sharpening is editorial voice to articulate its vision of what the twin cities should become. The paper has been owned by the Costello family since 1898, and Publisher James Costello Jr., implies that one reason for having hired Rex Rhodes, the Sun Journal's new executive editor, away from the Sandusky, Ohio, Register, two years ago, is to promote change. A recent example of the papers new activism is the paper's advocacy on behalf of continued municipal investment in the revitalization of the Bates Mill, the now largely empty one-million-square-foot mill complex that has come to symbolize the city's attitude towards its future.

Subjects

Lewiston Sun Journal, Newspapers

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