Commencement attracts news coverage near and far
Besides drawing an audience of more than 3,000 visitors to campus and more than 1,000 webcast viewers in 44 countries, this year’s Bates Commencement was covered by a range of news outlets in Maine and a number of other states.
In the college’s hometown, the Sun Journal of Lewiston presented online, the same day, a substantial story about the event accompanied by an array of photos. The story and several of the photos appeared in print in the next day’s issue of the paper, beginning on the front page and continuing over about half an inside page.
Ch. 8 TV (WMTW, Portland, Maine) also presented a slide show about the event using images provided by the Bates Communications Office.
And Gary Hirshberg’s Commencement address advice to the graduates to question conventional wisdom and second-guess “so-called experts” got the attention of the Associated Press, which distributed a short recap that was picked up on the websites of various news organizations in Maine, California, Massachusetts and Ohio.
- View the story and photo spread posted May 26, 2013 by the Lewiston Sun Journal.
- View the slide show posted by WMTW-TV, Ch. 8, Portland, Maine.
- View the Associated Press story as presented by: