The Maine Humanities Council thinks there is wisdom to be gained when
Mainers across the state get together to discuss important issues.
Throughout 2018 and 2019, we are offering programs and grants to help
spark public discussion on journalism’s role in creating an informed
citizenry and a vibrant democracy.
Here are two ways to join the discussion this fall:
We are offering special grants for Maine non-profits wanting to explore
how we can stay well informed and the role being informed has in creating
a strong democracy. Projects might consider these or other related
questions: What do we need to know for a democracy to thrive? How do we
determine what to pay attention to when we are exposed to so much media
content? How can we identify hidden biases in information we consume?
What are some challenges social media platforms bring to traditional news
Applications are due October 15, 2018. See our website for an application
form and more information. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO APPLY. All Maine non-profit
organizations are invited to apply, INCLUDING those that have already
received an MHC grant this year, or intend to apply for a grant in a
different category. Please see our website for more information, or speak with Jerome Bennett
or Lizz Sinclair
2. PUBLIC PROGRAM- “What’s Going On with the News?"
This is a panel discussion with journalists from the Bangor Daily News and
The Portland Press Herald accompanied a historian of journalism. Together
they will reflect on the contemporary challenges of reading and writing
about what’s really going on.
These events are free and open to the public:
September 19th, 7pm at the South Portland Auditorium
September 25th, 7pm at the Bangor Arts Exchange.
More information is on our website: mainehumanities.org