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OUT OF POCKET: Robert Berczuk, publisher of The Jamestown Press, says the money his newspaper is losing as a result of a 33% decline in ad revenue is coming directly out of his pocket, but he has assured his staff of six that there will be no pay cuts, layoffs or furloughs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should newspapers be rescued by the government?

Newspaper publisher John Howell didn’t think he would ever have to lay himself off. But when COVID-19 hit the United States, that’s exactly what he...
SHELL GAME: Bill Ostendorf, left, Creative Circle Media Solutions president and founder, with programmer Tim Benson. A former editor at The Providence Journal, Ostendorf says recurring layoffs have left the paper “a shell of what it used to be.”
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

No way out for newspapers

The sprawling four-floor, brick building with arched windows at 75 Fountain St. in downtown Providence still appears to be the quintessential American metropolitan daily...
BEACON COMMUNICATIONS has acquired the Coventry-based buyer's guide, The Reminder.

Beacon Communications acquires The Reminder

PROVIDENCE – Beacon Communications has acquired The Reminder, a Coventry-based buyer's guide publication of classifieds and adverts, the company announced Tuesday. Beacon, which publishes the...
THE NEW DESIGN for the Rocky Point license plate was unveiled Tuesday. / COURTESY ROCKY POINT FOUNDATION

New Rocky Point Park license plate unveiled

WARWICK – Students of the Warwick Area Career and Technical Center unveiled their final license plate design of Rocky Point Park Tuesday. The new plates...
FINAL TOUCHES: The Good 5 Cent Cigar staff at the University of Rhode Island works on the last issue of the semester. Production manager Seamus Fuller points out an online article to managing editor Allie E. Lewis, foreground, while editor-in-chief Emma Gauthier looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Locally owned publications remain viable in parochial Rhode Island. But for...

Looking to expand her social circle, and to become more involved on campus, Allie E. Lewis two years ago decided to join The Good...

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