The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization located in Augusta, Maine. It was founded in 2009 by veteran journalists John Christie and Naomi Schallit to help offset some of the deeper journalism that was quickly evaporating as Maine newspapers slashed staffs. The news organization produces investigative and enterprise journalism on politics, healthcare, the environment and education, and publishes Pine Tree Watch.
Rose Lundy reports for the Maine Monitor, a project of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, where she will cover health care in the state during the coronavirus pandemic. For three years, Lundy has been a political reporter at The Daily News in Longview, Washington, located in the southwestern portion of the state. There, she reported on two city councils, two state legislative districts and one congressional district. Her story about mobile home park landlords allegedly price gouging and intimidating low-income senior citizens won an award from the Northwest Society of Professional Journalists for social issues reporting. Lundy grew up in Minnesota and earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Throughout high school and college, Lundy spent her summers on trail crews in National Parks in Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Colorado, Alaska and Minnesota.
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