Investigative journalists to speak

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Journalists from the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting will be speaking at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, March 23, at 2 p.m.

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting was founded three years ago. Its purpose is to hold public officials accountable, unencumbered by partisanship, ideology or financial ties, and without fear of favor. The result has been independent investigative reporting that serves the public. The center offers its stories at no charge to newspapers all across Maine. Some of those stories have appeared in the Mount Desert Islander and its sister paper, the Ellsworth American.

Center founders and senior reporters John Christie and Naomi Schalit will discuss the critical connection between journalism and democracy. They will provide an inside look into how investigative journalism is done and introduce their website, “Be Your Own Watchdog” that gives readers investigative reporting tools.

This public forum is free. For more information, call the library, 244-7065.

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