BDN launches partnership with The Forecaster to bring state and local news to Cumberland County

Posted July 25, 2012, at 7:40 a.m.
Last modified July 25, 2012, at 9:52 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine – The Bangor Daily News and The Forecaster are now working together to offer the most comprehensive state and local news, information, sports and entertainment coverage in the Maine. Beginning Wednesday, the news organizations have entered into a partnership that includes sharing and distributing news and information in print and digitally.

The BDN’s statewide news, coupled with The Forecaster’s local content, will provide readers with expanded and timely coverage about the communities and topics that matter to them. The partnership also will offer businesses new and expanded advertising opportunities.

“The Forecaster offers Southern Maine an impressive amount of high-quality local news. It covers what other newspapers miss,” said Todd Benoit, director of news and new media for BDN Maine. “We’re thrilled to add our statewide coverage of politics, business, health and Maine’s outdoors to create a complete news source for Maine.”

“The Sun Journal has enjoyed a strong news sharing partnership with the Bangor Daily News for years, and bringing the award-winning Forecaster aboard was a natural,” said Anthony Ronzio, director of New Media for the Sun Media Group. “Together, the Forecaster and Bangor Daily News will bring a renewed focus to news coverage of the communities of Cumberland County, in print and online, that no other media outlet can match.”

The partnership, which coincides with the launch of an all-new website for The Forecaster, theforecaster.net, will begin with sharing news stories and expand in the next few weeks to include broader types of coverage, including sports and business. Stories can be read on either bangordailynews.com or theforecaster.net.

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