Maine lobster/cannabis industry tapped for Boston Globe “Spotlight”
Penelope Overton, who covers the lobster industry and the cannabis industry for the Portland Press-Herald, has been named to the Boston Globe’s investigative “Spotlight” team as part of a partnership between the two newspapers.
A Globe story states, “Overton, a Yale University graduate, has been a journalist for more than two decades, the last four years at Maine’s largest newspaper where she covers the state’s $1.4 billion lobster industry as well as the growing recreational marijuana industry. The New York Times Magazine once described her as a ‘fresh faced, but dogged investigative reporter.’
“‘We’re thrilled about the opportunity to team up with The Boston Globe,’ said Press Herald managing editor Steve Greenlee, who spent 12 years as an editor at the Globe before moving to Portland. ‘Pairing one of our best reporters with the Globe’s top investigative journalists will help us elevate our work to an even higher level. We can’t wait to get started.'”
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