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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 home page to emphasize each week’s print edition and the many stories it contains, as...
REGULATED DISPENSARY: Seth Bock, CEO of Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth, one of three regulated marijuana dispensaries in the state, walks among marijuana plants at his Newport facility. / PBN FILE PHOTO/

PBN on WJAR-TV, May 7, 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...
PBN STAFF WRITER Eli Sherman, second from right, earned first place honors in the Rhode Island Press Association's annual journalism contest in the Investigative/Analytical News Story category ahead of the Providence Journal's Amanda Milkovits, left, Katherine Gregg and representing Katie Mulvaney on the far right, Journal Executive Editor Alan Rosenberg. / COURTESY PAUL J. SPETRINI PHOTOGRAPHY

PBN takes two first-place awards in R.I. Press annual contest

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Providence Business News’ stories took first-place honors in two categories in the annual Rhode Island Press Association journalism contest, based on...
IMPROVEMENT AND CHALLENGES: Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO of CareLink and the PACE Organization of Rhode Island, participated in PBN’s 2018 Spring Health Care Summit, helping get the conversation started by talking about her recent experiences in the health care system. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN 2018 Spring Health Care Summit Podcast

In Providence Business News’ inaugural podcast, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy joins PBN Web Editor Chris Bergenheim to discuss the recent 2018 Spring Health...
RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC RADIO HAS listed the 1290 AM terrestrial signal for sale after an agreement to transfer ownership to Latino Public Radio was terminated following LPR's inability to secure the funding necessary to complete the sale.

LPR and RIPR end agreement, 1290 AM station up for sale

PROVIDENCE – Latino Public Radio and Rhode Island Public Radio terminated their contract to transfer ownership of the WRNI-AM 1290 terrestrial radio station, and...
WJAR-TV NBC 10 PARENT Sinclair Broadcast Group has come up with a plan to spin off stations in Chicago and New York in order to stay below media ownership limits as it absorbs Tribune Media Co.

Controversial Sinclair station sales in NYC, Chicago advance

WASHINGTON – Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said it had executed agreements to sell TV stations in New York and Chicago in order to stay...

PBN municipal retirement benefits series earns regional honors

NATICK, Mass. – Providence Business News’ four-part series examining the unfunded liabilities of Rhode Island municipal pension and other post-employment benefit plans was given...
SEVEN RHODE ISLAND BUSINESSES made it into the Fortune 1000 rankings, with four breaching the top 500. Above, a map of the top 500 companies ranked by revenue.

Where R.I. businesses rank on Fortune 1000 list

PROVIDENCE – Seven companies headquartered in Rhode Island made the 2017 Fortune 1000, led by CVS Health Corp. The list, which ranks the top...
THE NEXT GENERATION: While the Good 5 Cent Cigar is still a print product, the University of Rhode Island students who put it out are preparing for a future that uses more-advanced tools. From left: ­Lianna Blakeman, news editor; Nicholas Bush, website editor; Allie E. Lewis, 
managing editor; Emma Gauthier, ­editor in chief. / PBN PHOTO/

While not what they once were, newspapers remain vital

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” So Mark Twain was said to have remarked when informed that the New York Journal had printed...

Sinclair buys Tribune for $3.9B, creating TV Goliath

NEW YORK - Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is buying Tribune Media Co. for about $3.9 billion, a deal made possible after the U.S. Federal...

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