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Rhode Island Public Radio to change its name to The Public’s...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Public Radio is changing its outward-facing name to The Public’s Radio, the local NPR affiliate announced Thursday, in order to...
PBN WAS NAMED Newspaper of the Year for the third time in the last six years by the New England Newspaper and Press Association on Thursday. It was also recognized with a Publick Occurrences Award for its three-part series titled "Rising Waters."

PBN named Newspaper of the Year, honored for climate change series

NATICK, Mass. – Providence Business News was named Newspaper of the Year for specialty publications in the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s 2018...
THE WESTERLY SUN has been acquired by Marion Ill.-based Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers. Above, a screenshot of the Westerly Sun announcing the sale.

RISN buys the Westerly Sun

WESTERLY – Sun Media Group has reached an agreement to sell the Westerly Sun and its related publications (including the Mystic River Press) to...
the prop: Ethan Shorey holds an issue of the Valley Breeze newspaper: “It’s what we do. It’s our big thing, what we love and it tells the story of the community.” / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Ethan Shorey, 36

MANAGING EDITOR –THE VALLEY BREEZE NEWSPAPERSWhere do you see yourself professionally in 20 years? I’ll still be covering local news in Rhode Island, and hopefully...
NATIONAL HARDWARE: From left, PBN Director of Sales and Marketing Annemarie Brisson, President and Publisher Roger C. Bergenheim and Editor Mark S. Murphy celebrate the newspaper's recognition as being among the top two newspapers and websites in the nation at the annual Alliance of Area Business Publishers' editorial excellence competition. / PBN PHOTO

PBN among top 2 newspapers and websites in annual national business...

WASHINGTON – Providence Business News took home four awards – including second-place recognition among medium and large newspapers for overall quality as well as...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Carpionato Group President and Chief Operating Office Kelly Coates details the many investments the company has made and is still making in Rhode Island, including in Cranston's Chapel View and in the former Interstate 195 land in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, June 11, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
JEFF WATTS, plant engineer at Rogers High School in Newport, examines a problem area at the school, outside the gymnasium, where water has delaminated the wall. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, May 29, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
THE PRIVATE EQUITY-BACKED owners of The Providence Journal say that the cuts they have made to the staffs of the newspapers it has bought were of highly paid but unproductive reporters. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Do you care who owns a media property?

The ownership structure of newspapers have joined the discussion about corporate ownership of news media outlets, something that has been a hot button issue...
IN SEARCH OF INNOVATION: The Universiry of Rhode Island's Bay Campus in Narragansett is the home of the Ocean Science Exploration Center and the Inner Space Center. They form the core of one of 16 projects that the state is considering for innovation hubs connected to URI. From left, Kyle Sidlik, media production, Holly Morin, marine biologist and education specialist, in the Inner Space Center. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, May 21, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS' home page now includes a new emphasis on each week's print edition, while each story allows readers to purchase a bypass link to share the story with nonsubscribers.

PBN updates home page to highlight print edition stories, rich media,...

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News has updated the PBN.com home page to emphasize each week’s print edition and the many stories it contains, as...
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