William Davis

William P. Davis

Director of Research & Innovation

William P. Davis is Director of Research & Innovation for the Bangor Daily News. Previous to joining the BDN, Davis served as copy editor for the Kennebec Journal and editor-in-chief for The Maine Campus, the newspaper at the University of Maine. He also worked at CoPress, a start-up company that provided media organizations with the resources needed to maintain a relevant and current website. Davis oversees the BDN's new and existing digital products, data and research efforts and internal technology. He previously was the BDN online editor.
Bruce Poliquin greets supporters at Oakland House of Pizza after winning a race against Emily Cain to represent Maine's 2nd Congressional District.

Dems think they can take on Poliquin, but history says that’s unlikely

By William Davis on Aug. 06, 2015, at 4:44 p.m.

Thanks for upgrading! Here’s what to expect from the new app

By William Davis on April 01, 2015, at 4:55 a.m.
The BDN's real-time analytics showed no significant disruption of traffic to the BDN website.

Can you read this? Group tries to take down BDN, WABI websites

By William Davis on March 25, 2015, at 9:06 a.m.
Coffee Now

Find coffee, dinner or beer in downtown Bangor using our new tool

on March 04, 2015, at 11:35 a.m.
Coffee Now allows you to see what downtown Bangor businesses are serving the food you’re looking for right now.

WordCamp Maine 2014 talk: WordPress as an application platform

on Aug. 16, 2014, at 11:49 a.m.

Dave Chappelle and The Roots first met in Maine

on June 26, 2014, at 4:45 p.m.

Kittery’s Loco Coco’s Tacos to represent Maine in FiveThirtyEight’s national burrito bracket

on June 09, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.

Can Maine’s best burrito hold up in a national competition?

on June 06, 2014, at 11:03 a.m.
Nate Silver, editor of FiveThirtyEight, is on a quest to find the nation’s best burrito, and a candidate is from Maine. But the establishment on the list has not yet been revealed.

WordPress to Indesign: The final countdown

on March 21, 2014, at 2:35 a.m.

We’re hiring! Data geeks and news hackers

on Dec. 09, 2013, at 12:48 p.m.

Google Drive to WordPress (to InDesign), refined

on Aug. 28, 2013, at 11:44 a.m.
Emergency crews battle a fire at the corner of Patten and Hellier streets late Monday evening.

Fire guts Bangor home; witnesses report seeing lightning strike

By William Davis on July 30, 2013, at 1:12 a.m.

Documentary chronicles Maine-built ship Raw Faith that sank in 2010

By William Davis on July 18, 2013, at 11:07 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage fundraising slows as Cutler, Michaud trumpet energy ‘to change the leadership in Augusta’

By Christopher Cousins and William Davis on July 16, 2013, at 12:32 a.m.
Garrett Wilkin, left, organizer of the Bangor branch of the National Day of Civic Hacking, and Kyle Frick of Eddington celebrate a success while building an exhibit for the Maine Discovery Museum that can be controlled over the Internet.

Maine coders spend weekend hacking local government

By William Davis on June 02, 2013, at 8:25 p.m.

Hackers tackle City of Bangor’s problems

By William Davis on June 02, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield gestures with a thumbs up after the Russian Soyuz space capsule landed some 90 miles southeast of the town of Zhezkazgan, in central Kazakhstan May 14, 2013.

Astronauts fresh from space touch down in Bangor on their way home

By William Davis on May 14, 2013, at 9:47 p.m.

Calais woman hits turkey, shattering windshield, on I-95 in Sidney

By William Davis on May 11, 2013, at 2:37 p.m.
David Coon

Bangor man charged with murder in death of woman who lived with him

By Nok-Noi Ricker and William Davis on May 06, 2013, at 1:44 p.m.

Plane makes emergency landing, takes off on Maine Turnpike

By William Davis on April 26, 2013, at 12:33 p.m.