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The Megunticook East dam
Megunticook East dam in Camden, a high-hazard dam, was originally constructed more than 100 years ago. It lies upstream of downtown Camden and a residential neighborhood. Photo by John Christie

This spring, as part of the Center’s goal of training future journalists, John Christie and Naomi Schalit taught an investigative reporting class at Bates College in Lewiston.

The ten students in that class conducted important research for the Center’s recently published story about weaknesses in Maine’s dam safety program.

You can read all about the course in this dispatch from Bates Magazine.


Naomi Schalit

Naomi Schalit is a co-founder of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, which operates The Maine Monitor.

John Christie

John Christie is the co-founder, former publisher and former senior reporter of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. He has covered local, state and national politics as a reporter, editor and publisher at newspapers in Maine, Massachusetts and Florida and holds a BA in political science from the University of New Hampshire.
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