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Up To 40 ProJo Employees On The Chopping Block

The Providence Business News reports that, according to an asset purchase agreement filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the new owners of the Providence Journal will be looking to cut up to 40 employees from the payroll. In other words, the buyer, GateHouse

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Put An End To The WH Correspondents’ Dinner

Tonight is that annual co-opting of the Washington press corps known as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — and this year is the organization’s centennial. Prepare for a deluge of selfies as respected journalists vie for the attentions of reality television stars, while getting chummy

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Lazy Network Reporting — How Is Cardinal Dolan Okay?

I’ve said it before, it’s because he’s jolly. Cuddly and jolly. This would be great if he wanted to be a department store Santa, but . . . oh ick, I just pictured him with a child on his lap. At any rate, disgraced New

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Fems And Women’s Media Festival

(3.16) Free and open to the public in two locations: Cable Car Cinema and the Granoff Center at Brown. Go to Feminist & Women’s Media Festival for complete schedule, locations, film descriptions, panels, participants, and locations. Event organizers emphasize that the diverse programming — a

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Providence Journal For Sale

Dear Santa — Please send Providence a benevolent, progressive, billionaire anxious to burnish his/her reputation and create a new respectable legacy for the family name. The sale comes as no real surprise given recent noises and maneuvers by the parent corporation, A.H. Belo of Texas,

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It’s The “Republican Shutdown” And Should Be Reported That Way

It is not just a “congressional shutdown” or a “government shutdown” it’s the REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN. Every single mention of the shutdown should be preceded by the word “Republican” in all the headlines, every single time.  As President Obama said in his speech on Tuesday, “One

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Alert The (Local) Media — Climate Change Debate Is Over

According to Channel 10 News a study from ClimateCentral.org indicates that Rhode Island’s climate is warming at a faster rate than any other state. (Coming in at number two is Massachusetts.) They looked at average daily temperatures for the continental 48 states from 1912 to

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Providence Granola Project In The News

Local granola good-guys got a mention in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. Geoff Gordon and Keith Cooper, founders of the Providence Granola Project, were interviewed in a short piece about the history of the healthy snack food — Who Made That Granola? Started in 2008,

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Providence Journal Pulls Doonesbury

According to the New York Times, A national syndicate will offer replacement “Doonesbury” comic strips to newspapers that don’t want to run a series that uses graphic imagery to lampoon a Texas law requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, executives said Friday.

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Please ProJo, Fix Your Website

Consider this an open letter to the Providence Journal. The people of Rhode Island need your newspaper. A lot is at stake here. Imagine what would go on in this state, and in the cities and towns, if the paper were to fold. With all

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Embarrassing Tree Battle On Daily Show

Well, we made The Daily Show. Of course Jon Stewart does a great job of skewering the lying fools at Fox News who this week made little Doreen Marie . . . a star! (She looks like she’s going to wet her pants she’s so

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We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Rake

From the Office of the Mayor; Do not touch any downed utility lines and stay away from fallen trees. Downed utility wires should be reported to the Fire Department at 274.3344. Citizens are also urged to stay away from the Hurricane Barrier — dangerous waves

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BSR Loses Terrestrial Signal

This notification for those curious listeners who have a dedicated 88.1 button on their FM radio dial. Beginning August 1 Brown Student and Community Radio (BSR) will begin broadcasting exclusively through its 24-hour webstream at www.bsrlive.com. For 14 years BSR could be heard from the

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‘Page One: Inside The New York Times’ At Cable Car

The New York Times had to call in a ringer to review this movie — Michael Kinsley, a senior editorial adviser at Bloomberg News. Kinsley isn’t that crazy about the film which “flits from topic to topic, character to character, explaining almost nothing.” Even worse,

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The Jury Is Still Out

But not according to the ProJo headline writer. While this is a sad story, it does after all involve a 91-year-old woman. Balance is a chronic problem of the elderly with most falls occurring in the home. Also, poor hearing often contributes to being easily

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Ojo They Didn’t…

One of those flubs that only the Projo’s editors could pull off:  They’ve posted this photo of their own reporter, Phil Marcello, as the graphic for a story about State Representative Mike Marcello, which is written by Kathy Gregg, who’s Phil’s boss.