Free or low cost Community Events and college courses are intended to provide background on the yearly topic and to touch on areas related to the February Conference that may not be covered in its three-day format. The views of our presenters are their own and may not represent those of the Camden Conference.
The Role of Nonprofit Journalism in the Evolving Media Environment-Dan Dinsmore at the Belfast Free Library
January 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Camden Conference presents Dan Dinsmore at the Belfast Free Library on Tuesday, January 7 at 6:30pm. His talk is free and open to all.
An award-winning journalist with 25 years of media experience, Dinsmore joined the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting as Executive Director & Editor in December 2017.
Dinsmore started out in journalism in 1992 as a sports writer/editor at the Antelope Valley Press, in Palmdale, Calif. from 1996-1999 before joining the La Crosse (Wisc.) Tribune as its sports editor in November 1999.
In October 2001 he joined Blethen Maine Newspapers as the assistant managing editor for sports at the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, where he led an award-winning sports staff of 24 talented journalists for nearly seven years. During this period, Dinsmore led or co-led a redesign of the newspaper in 2005, a complete overhaul of the computing and pagination system in 2007 and ongoing efforts to embrace digital news and social media solutions.
Dinsmore led a new business development team at Blethen Maine Newspapers and was promoted to executive director of MaineToday in March 2007. In this role, he had financial, content, audience and production responsibilities for all of Blethen Maine’s digital suite of products and websites, and all non-daily print products.
After The Seattle Times sold Blethen Maine Newspapers in June 2009, Dinsmore joined a Maine-based healthcare media startup, MedTech Media, in 2010, and directed media strategy, audience development, multimedia production, operational and financial oversight, and client management.
He has also has taught newspaper design and production at St. Joseph’s College.
Dan Dinsmore lives in Casco with his wife, Christine, four kids and four dogs.