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Providence Business News was named New England Newspaper of the Year for specialty publications by the New England Newspaper & Press Association at the organization’s 2013 Fall Conference Thursday. more
The A.H. Belo Corp. announced Wednesday morning that it was exploring the sale of the Providence Journal. Company Chairman, President and CEO James M. Moroney III said the move fit with an overall strategy to “focus on investing and growing in Dallas.” more
Economic development and the celebrated successes of local businesses topped the list of most-read stories on PBN.com in 2013. Three of the top six stories were the announcements of winners in Providence Business News’ annual Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work, 40 Under Forty and Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards. more
A report released Thursday outlining an action plan to improve digital literacy in the state advised policymakers to work with educators and business leaders to transform the state’s digital media industry. more
A Superior Court judge has blocked the proposed sale of The New England Media Group – which includes The Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette – to Red Sox owner John W. Henry, the Telegram reported Tuesday. more
Reed Phillips III, a media analyst at DeSilva & Phillips in New York, has estimated the worth of The Providence Journal at between $35 million and $50 million. more
Theatrical, video-assisted presentations like the rollout of Apple Inc.’s new iPhones this month have captured the imagination of corporate managers as well as consumers. more
Ultimately, the numbers didn’t add up to local ownership of Rhode Island’s most prominent newspaper. more
FAIRPORT, N.Y. – GateHouse Media Inc., the community newspaper group that publishes seven daily newspapers in Connecticut and Massachusetts and 113 weeklies in Massachusetts, filed for bankruptcy after creditors approved a plan to combine its assets with those recently purchased by Newcastle Investment Corp, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
(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
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