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(Updated, Aug. 4, 3:45 p.m.) GateHouse Media will not honor the collective bargaining agreements negotiated between the Providence Journal and A.H. Belo Corp. and may lay off as many as 40 Journal employees upon its purchase of the paper who will be covered by Belo’s severance policy, according to an asset purchase agreement filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. more
The dean of the University of Rhode Island College of Arts and Sciences has appointed Adam David Roth as interim director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media as the school prepares to embark on a national search for a permanent director. more
One week after announcing an agreement to sell the Providence Journal to New Media Investment Group Inc., A.H. Belo Corp. reported second-quarter net income of $22 million, more than 18 times the profit of the same year-earlier period, thanks in large part to an $18.5 million investment gain. more
The Providence Journal’s second-quarter profit more than doubled to $2.1 million, as revenue grew 1.1 percent to $22.3 million compared with the same period last year, according to an A.H. Belo Corp. filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made public Wednesday. more
Ultimately, the numbers didn’t add up to local ownership of Rhode Island’s most prominent newspaper. more
SENIOR COUNSEL – Lin Media LLC more
When your life flashes before your eyes moments before you die, you likely won’t be thinking about your tweet count, your Farmville assets, your Bitcoins, your iTunes play-lists, or how many “likes” your last status update received. However, a new law is aimed at helping your family access and manage those accounts after you die. Called the “Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act,” it is a model law, which means that it serves as a blueprint to help states address this growing issue. more
Toy maker Hasbro has come under fire by parents who are upset that the extruder tool in the Play-Doh Cake Mountain set looks like a sex organ. more
Sally Helme, group publisher for the Bonnier Corp., was recently named a 2014 recipient of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association Anchor Awards. Helme has been a boater all her life and she has worked in several facets of the marine industry before moving on to publishing 20 years ago. In her current position, Helme is responsible for the magazines, Cruising World and Sailing World, as well as the National Offshore One Design Regatta Series and the “State of the Sailing Industry” market report. She holds a B.A. in history and biology/history of science from Princeton University and a master’s in management from Salve Regina University. more
Ten journalists from the United States, Israel and El Salvador have received fellowships to attend the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting’s 16th annual science workshop for journalists. more
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