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Colin Woodward interviews Colin Woodard

What are the chances that there would be two American historians of U.S. history with the names “Colin Woodward” and “Colin Woodard”? The observable evidence suggests the answer is “very… Read more »

Union a finalist for a Maine Literary Award

I’m honored that my latest book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, has been named a finalist for the 2021 Maine Literary Award for Non-Fiction,… Read more »

Talking pirates with Press Herald Live, May 13, 7pm

  For subscribers of the Portland Press Herald: I’ll be talking with colleague Katherine Lee about the real pirates of the Caribbean, what it was like to write and research… Read more »

Talking UNION with Heartland Politics

Had an enjoyable conversation last week with Monmouth College political scientist Robin Johnson about the story told in Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood for… Read more »

Sinclair directs local TV stations across the country, including Maine’s WGME, to promote Trump campaign merch

Sinclair Broadcasting, the conservative Maryland-based company that’s the largest owner of local television stations in the country, this month directed its stations to publish “news articles” promoting Trump campaign merchandise…. Read more »

Maine TV anchors among those recording Sinclair’s “fake stories” promo

Over the weekend, a montage went viral that featured dozens of local television anchors at Sinclair Broadcasting stations across the country reciting the same promo about their concern over “fake… Read more »

Rescheduled: talking Journalism in the Trump Age, Dec. 19 Scarborough, Maine

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, I’ll be speaking on “Journalism in the Age of Trump” at the Scarborough Public Library here in Maine. It’s rescheduled from last week, when frozen rain… Read more »

Speaking on Journalism in the Trump Age, Scarborough, Dec. 12

Next Tuesday I’ll be speaking on “Journalism in the Age of Trump” at the Scarborough Public Library here in Maine. The event is presented by the Camden Conference, which kicks… Read more »

Sinclair, “must run” commentary, and Maine’s WGME

In this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I write about the nation’s largest owner of local television stations, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, and the “must run” pro-Trump editorials it requires Maine’s WGME-13 to… Read more »

Talking media in the Trump Age, Colby College, April 25

On Tuesday, April 25, I’ll be joining Ali Watkins of BuzzFeed News and CNN’s Steve Collinson at Colby College to talk about the press in the Trump age, with special reference… Read more »