Kanes to discuss news bias



SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Candace Kanes will speak about bias, objectivity and newspaper history Saturday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. This talk is part of the “World in Your Library Foreign Policy Speaking Series” and is brought to the library through a partnership with the Maine Humanities Council.

Kanes will discuss the role of U.S. newspapers as arms of political parties through the Civil War, and shifts in the role through the 20th century. She will include a number of examples from Maine newspapers.

Candace Kanes has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a doctorate in American history. She worked as a reporter and editor for several newspapers in Ohio, and in the 1980s as managing editor of the Brunswick Times Record and night city editor of the Lewiston Sun-Journal. She has taught history at the Maine College of Art, Bates College, and the University of New England.

She was the first curator and historian for Maine Memory Network at the Maine Historical Society, a job she held for 12 years.

Contact the library at 244-7065.

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