Journalists, law professor to speak

ELLSWORTH — The League of Women Voters will present a panel discussion about journalism, democracy and the importance of a free press on Saturday, March 2 from 2–4 p.m. at the Moore Community Center.

Panelists will include John Christie, veteran journalist and co-founder of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting; Irwin Gratz, host of Morning Edition, Maine Public; Liz Graves, managing editor of the Mount Desert Islander; and Joseph Reisert, professor of American constitutional law, Colby College.

The panel discussion is made possible through a grant from the Maine Humanities Council and the partnership of WERU FM, along with the co-sponsorship of The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. The event is free and open to the public, with a wine-and-cheese reception to follow.

Contact the Moore Community Center at 307-0324. Visit the League of Women Voters’ website at

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