Matthew Stone is the opinion page editor for the Bangor Daily News. Before assuming that role, he covered politics and state government from the BDN’s State House bureau in Augusta.
A graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., Stone started his reporting career in 2008 with the Kennebec Journal in Augusta. In three years there, Stone covered a range of education, business and local news stories and started the publication’s first education blog, The Report Card. He was honored with the Bob Drake Young Writers Award from the Maine Press Association in 2010.
Stone also worked as a contractor with the Maine Department of Education focused on improving the department’s website and communications with the public.