Editor Mark S. Murphy to exit paper, joins John H. Chafee Center for International Business

PROVIDENCE – After nearly 14 years in his role, Providence Business News Editor Mark S. Murphy will leave his post effective Sept. 23.

Murphy has been appointed to lead the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, succeeding Raymond W. Fogarty who died on Sept.27, 2018.

Under Murphy’s tenure as editor of PBN, the paper has garnered dozens of local, regional and national awards for its coverage. Most recently PBN.com was named one of the best three websites in the nation for business news organizations, which followed the same 2018 award. Also in 2018 PBN’s print edition was named one of the best two business publications in the nation. Earlier this year PBN was named the best specialty newspaper in New England for the second consecutive year, which followed up on being named the New England Newspaper of the Year in the fall of 2018.

“Mark Murphy brought a new level of editorial excellence to Providence Business News.  As Mark starts a new chapter at the Chafee Center, I’m sure we’ll be reading about his collaboration with local and global leaders.” said Publisher Roger Bergenheim.

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“I have been fortunate to work with a series of talented and dedicated journalists through the years,” said Murphy, “and all of PBN’s successes reflect a group effort and a devotion to excellence, which has been supported by Publisher Roger Bergenheim. He has taken every opportunity to support strong journalism, which is a requirement for a healthy community. I especially am grateful for the hard work and support from Managing Editor Mike Mello, who was one of my first hires.

“Working in service of the Rhode Island business community has been rewarding, and this new position allows me to assume a role that is much the same.”

Prior to working for PBN, Murphy was the editor of Golf World Business, which followed nearly two decades in various newsroom roles at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Murphy will begin his role at Bryant University on Oct. 7 and PBN has initiated a search for his successor.

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