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Hummel’s soft play for a more robust RI media

Michael Healey, best known as the amiable spokesman for former Attorney General Patrick Lynch, has nicknamed independent investigative reporter Jim Hummel's stories the "Hummel Pummel."
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 23, 2012

A media market splintered

The fragmentation of the local media market, long predicted, is finally a reality.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 07, 2010

A veteran TV reporter tries something new

Months after leaving ABC6, investigative reporter Jim Hummel was chatting about his future over lunch with public relations guru Dante Bellini. Plans to take up with WJAR's news team, long the ratings leader in the Providence market, had evaporated wit
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 16, 2009
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Local news blues

There has been plenty of hand-wringing, in these parts, over the decline of the local broadsheet. The Providence Journal is the paper of record, after all, the agenda setter. And the agenda is decidedly thinner these days.
With layoffs, plummeting revenue, and dwindling viewership, TV news departments are getting desperate.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 26, 2009
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Hummel splits from ABC6; Planned Parenthood CEO resigns

When Jim Hummel decided to depart last week because of the approach being pursued by new management, it seemed to encapsulate the take-this-paycheck-and-shove-it fantasy of many people.
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By IAN DONNIS  |  August 06, 2008
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Divide grows between State House and regional coverage

The Providence Journal’s State House bureau is a fortress, an outpost singular in its ability to dig out and report important political stories of statewide interest.
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By IAN DONNIS  |  February 28, 2007