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LAYOFFS AT GateHouse Media properties, the parent company of the Providence Journal, hit several local publications Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Another round of GateHouse layoffs hit local papers

PROVIDENCE – The round of layoffs Thursday from GateHouse Media, the publishing arm of New Media Group Inc., included six Providence Journal editorial staff,...
CITADEL COMMUNICATION has agreed to sell WLNE-TV ABC 6 to Standard Media Group as part of a two-station $83 million sale.

Standard Media to buy WLNE-TV

PROVIDENCE – Citadel Communications LLC has reached an agreement to sell WLNE-TV ABC 6 to Standard Media Group LLC, the companies announced Thursday. The station...
RHODE ISLAND for Community & Justice has announced the winners of the 2019 Metcalf Diversity in the Media Awards. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOR COMMUNITY & JUSTICE

RICJ announces 2019 Metcalf Diversity in the Media Awards

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit Rhode Island for Community & Justice has announced the winners of the 2019 Metcalf Diversity in the Media Awards. The five...
THE PARENT COMPANY of The Providence Journal reported a $9.4 million loss in the first quarter. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Projo parent reports $9.4M quarterly loss, pays $23M in dividends

PROVIDENCE – New Media Investment Group Inc. reported Thursday a loss of $9.4 million, or 38 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter...
PBN staff took home nine awards in the annual journalism competition held by the Rhode Island Press Association, which announced the results Friday at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown.

PBN takes 9 awards in R.I. Press annual contest for 2018...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Nine pieces of Providence Business News’ work in 2018 were recognized in the annual Rhode Island Press Association journalism contest, held...
WPRI AND WJAR were honored with regional 2019 Edward R. Murrow Awards from The Radio Television Digital News Association this week. / COURTESY THE RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS ASSOCIATION

WPRI and WJAR honored with regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island television stations were honored with regional 2019 Edward R. Murrow Awards this week. WPRI-TV CBS 12 received two awards while...
THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL Publisher Janet Hasson announced Tuesday that she is retiring. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Journal publisher departing; circulation continues falling

PROVIDENCE – Providence Journal President and Publisher Janet Hasson announced Tuesday afternoon that she is retiring after overseeing operations at the newspaper for four...
THE PARENT COMPANY of The Providence Journal paid its chief operating officer $1.7 million in 2018, paid more than $90 million in dividends and paid its management company $24.5 million for the year, amid widespread layoffs at its newspapers around the country. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

ProJo parent pays COO $1.7M and $90M in dividends amid layoffs

PROVIDENCE – New Media Investment Group Inc. paid Kirk Davis, its chief operating officer, $1.7 million in 2018, slightly less than what Davis earned...
NEW MEDIA INVESTMENT GROUP reported a profit of $18.2 million in 2018, amidst reports of widespread layoffs around its many publications. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

ProJo parent posts $18M profit amid widespread layoffs

PROVIDENCE – New Media Investment Group reported net income of $18.2 million, or 31 cents per diluted share in 2018, a turnaround from a...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS took home first place for General Excellence in the New England Newspaper and Press Association's 2019 Better Newspaper Competition.

PBN named best specialty newspaper in New England second consecutive year

BOSTON – For the fourth time in the last decade, and the second year in a row, Providence Business News was awarded first place...
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