Darren Fishell

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Darren Fishell is a data visualization specialist and investigative reporter based in Portland. He previously worked as an investigative reporter and business reporter at the Bangor Daily News, where he specialized in energy issues.
Former Journal Tribune editor Ed Pierce stands next to empty newspaper racks belonging to the Journal Tribune. Photo by Fred J. Field.

The growing crisis in the Maine newspaper industry

For the past two decades, Maine's newspapers jostled between periods of secular industry decline and widespread economic calamity. From 2000 to 2018, six in 10 newspaper publishing jobs have disappeared and wages have grown sluggishly at best. Only paper mills, semiconductor manufacturers, wood-product makers and vocational rehabilitation service providers shed jobs at a faster rate.
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