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Noir comes to Providence

Former Providence Journal reporter Mark Arsenault’s new novel, Loot the Moon , is the second in a series focused on obituary writer, inveterate gambler, and investigator Billy Povich.
 In Cold Blood
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 30, 2009
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Interview: Mark Arsenault

Former Providence Journal reporter Mark Arsenault’s new novel, Loot the Moon, is the second in a series focused on obituary writer, inveterate gambler, and investigator Billy Povich. And the early reviews are strong. Booklist, for one, calls it a “top-
Noir comes to Providence
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 30, 2009
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Fourth-estate follies!

Granted, other years have had flashier media embarrassments (Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass), but that doesn't mean that 2008 lacked for media misdeeds.
Remembering the year in media malfeasance
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 23, 2008
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Visitation rights

“In terms of the general public, most people I know have never seen the inside of a detention center."
Hidden in plain sight
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 16, 2008
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See no evil

An intriguing battle pitting government against the press is currently percolating on the North Shore and here in Boston.

What’s on the videotape Dan Conley won’t make public? Plus, winners in the Times’ McCain mess.


By ADAM REILLY  |  February 27, 2008
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Disturbia

What happened to D.J. Caruso?
A Rear Window redux
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 10, 2007


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Whatever happened to Memogate?

If the Big Dig tunnel collapse that killed Milena Del Valle is the biggest Boston news story of 2006, the media story of the year is the Globe reporting — incorrectly — that a safety officer at the site all but predicted Del Valle’s death back in 1999.
Waiting for the Globe ’s mea culpa
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 10, 2006
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Reality TV meets the newsroom

Even in an era of buzzwords such as media “transparency” and “interactive dialogue” (between news consumers and news producers), what’s happening at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, is pretty strange stuff.
Trailblazer Steve Smith brings newspaper transparency to a whole new level
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  June 21, 2006
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Your ombuddy

Part internal-affairs cop, part complaint department, American news ombudsmen are truly a unique breed.
Once the most thankless job in journalism, the lowly ombudsman is now poised to be a star
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  June 19, 2006

Driving Mr. Kennedy

Where the hell was the chauffeur when US Representative Patrick Kennedy needed him?
A plurality of JFK and Jesus portraits shore up Patrick’s base
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 10, 2006

Jamestown loses its erection

Jamestown Bridge is falling down, falling down. James­town Bridge is falling down, my fair lady!
The big blow-up could be a spectacle for the ages
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 12, 2006


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The prince and the paper

When a young Providence Journal reporter was poised to reveal the all-male membership of the Narragansett Lions Club last year, it didn’t sit well with at least one member.
Quietly building his journalistic credentials in Rhode Island, 25-year-old Arthur Gregg Sulzberger could one day vie for the top job at the New York Times
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 02, 2006
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Busted

If you are one of the more than 3.5 million readers (and climbing) who forked over $22.95 for James Frey’s autobiographical account of his addiction to booze and cocaine, and his subsequent recovery from the depths of spiritual squalor, you were robbed
The Smoking Gun shoots author James Frey, and bags Oprah and Doubleday in the process
By THE PHOENIX EDITORIAL  |  January 20, 2006
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Globe-al anxiety

There were more lumps of coal than holiday cheer at 135 Morrissey Boulevard this Christmas season.
The Boston Globe is going through its biggest shake-up in 30 years. What will it mean for the paper, the editor, the remaining staff, and the city itself?
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 14, 2006