Mission, Values, Strategic Goals

Mission Statement

To deliver fearless, independent, citizen-supported, nonpartisan journalism that informs Mainers about the issues impacting our state and inspires them to take action. Through investigative and in-depth stories, we engage readers to participate and connect to create a better Maine.


The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting through its news publication, The Maine Monitor, is committed to providing high-quality investigative journalism that is independent, non-partisan, and non-ideological, and to telling and sharing stories with respect, empathy, and accuracy.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, marital or parental status, disability, citizenship, sexual  orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting and The Maine Monitor serve all of Maine and the diverse communities across Maine. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive board and staff that reflects the society we report on.

We are committed to fostering a workplace in which our employees can grow, express themselves, and contribute to the mission and future of our organization.

Strategic Plan

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting undertook a strategic planning process in 2022 that lays out a vision for where the organization and its publication, The Maine Monitor, aim to be by 2026.

The plan identifies four key strategic priorities to achieve the vision.

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