Newspaper Publisher Alan Baker ’51 to Enter Hall of Fame

Alan Baker ’51. Photo: The Ellsworth American

The owner and publisher of two Maine weekly newspapers—The Ellsworth American and the Mount Desert Islanderis being inducted into the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame in October. Alan Baker ’51 is to be honored along with former Bangor Daily News editor Mark Woodward.

After a successful international business career, Baker began publishing The Ellsworth American in 1989, and two years later purchased the newspaper, which saw its staff size double and advertising revenues quadruple under Baker’s guidance. He launched the Mount Desert Islander in 2001.

2 thoughts on “Newspaper Publisher Alan Baker ’51 to Enter Hall of Fame

  1. richard burston

    congrads to you for saving a fine paper and creating expanding its values to many more by creating the Islander

    dick burston

  2. Claude Bonang

    Alan,
    My heartiest congratulations on being inducted in to the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame, an honor that is richly deserved.

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