journalism

Journalistic Integrity At The ProJo

News outlets across the country are being taken over by deep-pocketed corporations with no interest in winning Pulitzers and Edward R. Murrow awards; sadly, Rhode Island has been no exception. The purchase of  Channel 10 WJAR by the Sinclair Broadcasting Group brought about an immediate swing to the right in their editorial decisions. And now

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‘RI Future’ Pursues Media Bias At ProJo

The uneven coverage of the Democratic primary race by the national media outlets has been getting major attention — although, not in the national media outlets. Everywhere you look — it’s all Hillary, all the time. Even when Bernie is filling arenas with thousands of rabid, cheering supporters, we get Hillary visiting a diner. And

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Conversations With Ted Widmer — Tuesdays At Brown

Historian and former Upper Crust guitarist, Ted Widmer, has been conducting a short series of conversations — Climbing Down from the Ivy Tower — Tuesdays at Brown University. This week he hosts Alex Kingsbury, the deputy ideas editor at the Boston Globe. The Globe has been running a well-deserved victory lap this year following the

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We Need Journalists

The democracy depends on it. Unfortunately it is the field of public relations that is exploding, and just as newspapers continue cuts into their reporting staffs. Edward Fitzpatrick illuminates the seriousness of this imbalance in Tuesday’s ProJo with “R.I. needs less spin, more transparency.” Look at these figures for Rhode Island. And The Journal’s Katherine

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Providence Police Corruption Under Buddy

You may need the police some day. Would you prefer that the officer responding had been hired and promoted on merit? Would honor and integrity be desirable attributes in a law enforcement officer? Then vote for Jorge Elorza. Today’s ProJo cover story “Buddy’s Boys” shows exactly what a police department run by Buddy Cianci would

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Ken Auletta To Speak At Brown

(9.22) Writer, journalist, and media critic, Ken Auletta, will speak at Brown University’s MacMillan Hall today. “Tales From a Journalist’s Visits to Other Planets” starts at 5:30pm. Auletta has written the “Annals of Communications” column for The New Yorker since 1992. He is the author of ten books, including “Greed and Glory on Wall Street:

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Providence Phoenix Throws Itself A Party

(11.21) And it’s free. This invitation comes from the good people over at the Providence Phoenix: Please join us in celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Rhode Island’s longest running alternative newspaper! A night filled with the sounds, sights and ideas of the Creative Capital, the cultural heart and soul of Little Rhody. Singing, dancing, live

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