Student sought to serve on MPA board

The MPA wants a Maine journalism student to join its Board of Directors.

The association’s bylaws provide for a student to be a nonvoting member of the board. For the MPA, it’s a chance to connect with student newspapers and involve someone who represents the future of the industry. For the student, it’s a chance to develop contacts with people in the business and learn more about how the industry works.

The board meets regularly throughout the year to organize events and set policy for the MPA. Its current student member, Michael Shepherd, editor of The Maine Campus, will graduate from the University of Maine in May. His successor will join the board by the start of the next school year.

If you’re interested in learning more or seeking this seat on the board, send an email telling us who you are and why you’re interested, to For more information about the position, you can contact Michael Shepherd at