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.
Patrons play poker at the Hollywood Casino in Bangor just after the the opening of table games at the casino Friday, March 16, 2012.

Bangor casino revenue declined in 2011; customers almost exclusively from Maine

By Andrew Neff and William Davis on April 12, 2012, at 5:55 a.m.
Most of the people who move to Maine are from the Northeast, but the state also draws prominently from Florida, California and Virginia.

New census numbers show where Mainers are moving, which counties are growing

By William Davis on March 29, 2012, at 5:04 a.m.

BDN opens statewide digital marketing agency in partnership with Dream Local

By William Davis on Jan. 12, 2012, at 1:17 p.m.
<h4 class="blackHed"><a href="http://bangordailynews.com/2011/03/25/news/maine-warden-service-pilot-crashes-plane-in-piscataquis-county/">25. Maine Warden pilot crashes in Piscataquis County</a></h4>
Daryl Gordon, a 25-year veteran of the Maine Warden Service, died in March when <a href="http://bangordailynews.com/2011/03/25/news/maine-warden-service-pilot-crashes-plane-in-piscataquis-county/">his plane crashed in a remote section of Piscataquis County</a>. The National Transportation Safety Board, which investigated the incident, said <a href="http://bangordailynews.com/2011/04/14/news/ntsb-report-notes-lengthy-debris-field-in-crash-that-killed-longtime-warden-pilot/">debris was scattered across 350 feet</a> and that there was extensive damage to the main cabin.

The 25 most-read stories of 2011

By William Davis on Dec. 29, 2011, at 12:14 p.m.

Setting the head of a post using a delimiter in your doc

on Dec. 22, 2011, at 3:56 p.m.
Protesters are arrested on the lawn of the Blaine House during a rally by Occupy Augusta, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in Augusta. Police say eight people were charged with criminal trespass and failure to disperse after refusing to leave the lawn of the governor's mansion.

9 Occupy members arrested after jumping fence to governor’s mansion

By William Davis on Nov. 27, 2011, at 2:43 p.m.
The OccupyMaine Thanksgiving dinner consisted of half a dozen turkeys and many kinds of mashed potatoes and pie.

Occupy Thanksgiving: Protesters ‘taken care of’ by Mainers

By Dawn Gagnon and William Davis on Nov. 24, 2011, at 6:52 p.m.
Ray Bussiere shovels his walkway at his home on Royal Road in Bangor on Wednesday, November 23, 2011.

10 inches of snow blankets Maine, just in time for holiday travel

By Ryan McLaughlin and William Davis on Nov. 23, 2011, at 6:41 a.m.
President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011.

Obama references crumbling Westbrook bridge in speech

By William Davis on Oct. 06, 2011, at 3:03 p.m.
Kasey R. Crissinger

Neighbor catches burglar in the act in Westbrook

By William Davis on Sept. 14, 2011, at 9:59 a.m.
Police seized a half-ounce of crack, 61 bags of heroin, $1,600 in cash and a small amount of marijuana.

2 charged with selling crack, heroin in Portland

By William Davis on Sept. 01, 2011, at 1:02 p.m.

Appeal for help, because I’m terrible at regex

on Aug. 31, 2011, at 10:01 a.m.

Westbrook man catches fire while smoking on oxygen

By William Davis on Aug. 31, 2011, at 9:48 a.m.

Bangor Daily News completes final switch to WordPress

on June 13, 2011, at 6:57 p.m.
4Points BBQ and Blues House in Winterport.

New Winterport restaurant offers real barbecue to mid-Maine

By William Davis on May 31, 2011, at 4:21 p.m.

PBS website defaced; hackers claim famed dead rapper alive in New Zealand

By William Davis on May 30, 2011, at 5:55 a.m.

LePage again in national spotlight over mural order; Stewart, Maddow mock move

By William Davis on March 24, 2011, at 12:32 p.m.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage is again attracting national and international attention after his order to remove a mural depicting the history of the state’s labor movement.

Polls: Snowe losing support among conservatives, but still popular overall

By William Davis on March 09, 2011, at 9:03 p.m.
Olympia Snowe, Republican Senator from Maine.

Poll: Maine Republicans seek conservative alternative to Snowe

By William Davis on March 08, 2011, at 2:11 p.m.
Stephen Colbert

Colbert mocks LePage remarks

By William Davis on Jan. 18, 2011, at 10:03 a.m.