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  • June 27, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    So says Anchor's Rising's Andrew Morse:

    I Don’t Suppose We Can Blame This On a Lack of Local Ownership

    From an unsigned editorial in today’s Projo

    It is time to consider consolidating many more town and city services regionally. To that end, it might be time to revive Rhode Island’s four counties — Providence, Kent, Bristol and Washington (aka South County) to provide local services.

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  • June 25, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    As a freshman US Senator, Sheldon Whitehouse has largely made a mark in DC through his work on the controversy involving the White House and federal prosecutors. In particular, the Democrat's experience as a former US attorney and state attorney general has served him well in bird-dogging this issue.

    So perhaps Rhode Island's newspaper of record might consider it news if Whitehouse, as part of a related inquiry into the possible suppression of voting of black Ohioans during the 2004 presidential election, sought details of a potentially related internal Justice Department investigation.

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  • June 21, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    Holy myopia in media-land!

    Robert Decherd, CEO of the Dallas-based Belo Corporation, owner of the Providence Journal, says "that press coverage has cast the newspaper industry's troubles in an unfairly harsh light." According to Dow Jones, "Decherd acknowledged newspaper publishers are going through pains as their businesses evolve, but said he expects the business to stabilize in coming years.

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  • June 18, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    Barry Mechanic, publisher of the Times of Pawtucket and the Call of Woonsocket, tells the Providence Business News (h/t rireport.com) that reporting resources will be beefed up at the papers in the future. But as the PBN article describes, the two dailies -- which once offered robust, must-read local coverage -- seem trapped in a cycle of diminished revenue and reduced staffing.

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  • June 18, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    Speaking of the ProJo's editorial page, the New York Times Book Review yesterday offered its editor, Robert Whitcomb, more accolades for his book, written with Wendy Williams, Cape Wind.

    If HBO is looking to develop a series based on environmental politics, then “Cape Wind: Money, Celebrity, Class, Politics, and the Battle for Our Energy Future on Nantucket Sound” is a natural for the option, with the Kennedys sitting in for the Sopranos, Nantucket Sound for the Meadowlands and phrases like “environmental impact statement” replacing “swimming with the fishes.

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  • June 18, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    Like Rhode Island's Future, I think the Sunday Journal pretty much nailed the budget situation with these words in an editorial:

    Clearly, the state has not done the hard work needed to restructure government so that Rhode Island is living within its means. That is the crucial step toward re-energizing the state’s economy, helping to create the jobs needed to pay for government.

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  • June 12, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    Yes, it's still a long way away, but the ProJo's Daniel Barbarisi today brings the paper up to speed with what close political observers have long known: that Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline is all but a declared gubernatorial candidate for 2010, and that he aggressively raised money in the first quarter while making some savvy staff moves

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  • June 11, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    While the aforementioned Ms. Gregg, Mike Stanton, and the other ink-stained wretches of Fountain Street can be counted upon to do a good job, the same can't always be said of the ProJo's distribution staff. Following up on my recent gripe about consistently receiving a wet ProJo -- and a dry New York Times -- when it rains, Dan from Cranston shares the following tale:

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  • June 08, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    Earlier this week, we remarked on the precious few pages in the front news section of Wednesday's ProJo.

    In Arizona, newspaper readers haven't taken kindly to the shrinking of the local big daily. As Phoenix New Times (h/t Romenesko) recounts:

    On Monday, March 19, Arizona Republic subscribers across the Valley picked their newspapers up off the driveway, slid off the protective plastic bag, and then, surely, started shaking the paper — looking for its missing sections.

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  • June 07, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    Is there any cognitive dissonance between how Charlie Bakst and Ed Achorn (and Richard Rose) just want Buddy Cianci to make a very, very, quiet return, and the way in which the ProJo continually features prominent coverage of its favorite bete noire? Just asking.

    In related Buddy news, Cherry Arnold reports that her Cianci documentary won the Best of Festival Prize at the Pacific Palisades Film Festival in California.

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  • June 06, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    UPDATE: The growth of the blogosphere is leading to greater discussion of hyper-local coverage as an alternative or addition to the waning newspaper industry. I learned of Dr. Denny's interesting proposal -- an offer to pay someone to cover his community for the same amount that he gives to a newspaper -- through Dan Kennedy's Media Nation

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  • June 05, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    The ProJo's excellent Sean McAdam places eighth in Bruce Allen's Mid-Year Boston Sports Media Power Ratings:

    McAdam takes heat in a [WEEI] Big Show skit for taking every media appearance offered him, even on a 12-year-old's podcast. There is a reason however, that McAdam is offered all those appearances in the first place - he's knowledgeable and well respected.

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  • May 30, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    N4N always looks forward to reading Edward Achorn's Tuesday op-ed column in the ProJo. While I don't agree with everything he says, his writing is clean, sharply focused, and he always has a strong point of view. Maybe I'm imagining it, but he seems to have focused more criticism on President Bush and other Republicans after, as part of a 2005 profile, I rapped him for being too single-minded in his criticism of Dems.

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  • May 23, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    Congrats to the winners of Rhode Island for Community & Justice's annual Metcalf Diversity in the Media Awards, who were feted during a breakfast yesterday at the Providence Marriott.

    The Journal covers the story today (although apparently not online), including how the ProJo's own Paul Davis won a Metcalf Award, his third, for his six-part 2006 series about Rhode Island's place in the slave trade.

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  • May 23, 2007
    By Ian Donnis

    Today's Quote of the Day, naturally, relates to the news of Buddy Cianci's pending gig, following his release from the federal pen, at the plush Boston hotel Fifteen Beacon, and it comes from Boston PR maven George Regan, who represents the hotel's owner.

    Asked by the ProJo's Michael McKinney why the former Providence mayor would work at the hotel, Regan said: "[Hotel owner] Paul Roiff wants to do the right thing.

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