Maine Monitor releases its first annual impact report

Highlights results of accountability reporting for Mainers, increase in volume of news stories, and growth in audience.
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The Maine Monitor reported in its first annual impact report that it doubled its news content in 2022, delivering on its promise to serve Mainers independent, investigative journalism that matters.

Stories produced by The Maine Monitor newsroom prompted real actions for Mainers in 2022, including: 

Numerous legislative reforms and rule changes at the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services, and the funding of five public defender positions, the first in the state’s history, as a result of Samantha Hogan’s award-winning “Defenseless” project.

A broader investigation of inadequate care at long-term care facilities after Rose Lundy’s reports of deaths at long term care homes in Winthrop and Rockland

The Maine Monitor saw considerable growth in its readership as a result, welcoming thousands of new readers and doubling visitors to New donors likewise joined the community supporting the Monitor’s important nonprofit news efforts.  

The Maine Monitor continued to provide its reporting for free to other news outlets in Maine, with dozens of articles republished in numerous outlets. 

“We value our partnership with Maine news organizations and are honored to help keep their readers informed and provide enterprise investigative reports on issues of critical importance,” said editor David Dahl.

Published by the nonprofit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, The Maine Monitor’s investigative and in-depth stories on government, diversity, education, environment, and healthcare aim to engage readers to create a better Maine.

Among the report’s highlights: 

The newsroom increased its content output by 51 percent
The Maine Monitor recorded an increase of 98.5 percent in pageviews
293 first-time donors contributed to the Monitor’s fundraising efforts
Maine Monitor reporters won 63 awards and were finalists for 5 more
50 partner news organizations republished the Monitor’s work

View the entire report: 2022 The Maine Monitor Impact Report.


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The Maine Monitor is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news service of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting that holds Maine state government and institutions accountable. Our team of investigative journalists use data- and document-based reporting to produce stories that have an impact.
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