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Human-rights campaigner to tour Maine

On the heels of news that Maine's unemployment rate is on the rise (2600 jobs were lost here in February), the state will host one of the nation's most powerful speakers on economic human rights this week.
Ending poverty
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 01, 2009

Red all over

If there's one group of professionals whose job insecurity rivals that of the Detroit auto worker, it's the men and women who make America's newspapers.
The Globe needs 50 buyout volunteers. So far, few are cooperating — and that likely means bloodshed on Morrissey Boulevard.
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 25, 2009

Former editorial writer says his last column got spiked

An unidentified editorial writer was among those laid off when the Providence Journal eliminated 30 news jobs in October.
As The ProJo Turns
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 03, 2008

The stupid economy

Career counselors lose jobs
By LORI SHAPIRO  |  December 03, 2008

Barbarisi assigned to the Sox; more changes coming

In a locally unorthodox move, the Providence Journal is reassigning Dan Barbarisi, its well-regarded Providence City Hall reporter, to cover the Red Sox.  
As The ProJo Turns
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 09, 2008

Journal job cuts: Practical or self-destructive?

When John Hill sought his first mortgage as a young reporter, his banker told him, “Oh, you’ll be fine — you work at the Journal .”  
As The ProJo Turns
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 02, 2008

In crisis, there is opportunity

The news about the news business is bleak.
Jobs are out there, even with the Internet remaking the media business
By A.J. PACITTI  |  August 27, 2008

Buyout falls short of goal; questions remain

Twenty-two Providence Journal employees, 12 in news and 10 in advertising, have taken the company up on its latest buyout.
As The ProJo Turns
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 27, 2008

Herald or harbinger?

Those of us fascinated by the rapidly deflating balloon that is the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram have had a lot to chew over from a lot of sources lately.
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 02, 2008

Arts slashed at the University of Rhode Island

On Tuesday, the University of Rhode Island informed Judith Tolnick Champa, who runs the URI Fine Arts Center Galleries, and Roxana Tourigny, who runs the school’s “Great Performances” program, that they will be laid off, effective July 4, and that the ga
Shockwaves hit the arts community
By GREG COOK  |  June 06, 2008

Ten-5 plan for Providence City Council sparks sharp debate

Critics react to the plan to reformulate the Providence City Council.
Ten-5 plan for Providence City Council sparks sharp debate
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 21, 2008


Whither Joyce Kulhawik?

Veteran arts-and-entertainment anchor Joyce Kulhawik is the last of her kind, at the station and in Boston.
Boston TV kills A&E coverage
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  April 09, 2008

Staying focused

If current PPH newshounds don't stay sharp, they might as well be writing on the wall.
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 09, 2008

Extreme makeover: Globe edition

Earlier this week, in an e-mail to the Boston Globe newsroom, editor Marty Baron announced the imminent departure of three key employees.

Now more than ever, this is Marty Baron’s newspaper

By ADAM REILLY  |  March 12, 2008

Read the runes

As a user of the special collections at the Boston Public Library, I have been appalled at the light coverage of key service desks necessitated by staff cuts over the past several years.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 7, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 05, 2008

New Times editor, Ben Dover

This is the disgraceful hiring of a political operative, not a journalist.
Kristol’s op-ed addition marks a sellout to the neocon cabal
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 16, 2008

Laid off

Here are two items major Maine newspapers would rather you not know about.
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 29, 2007

Mitt's equity army

The predictions coming out of Ames, Iowa, hold that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is expected to win this weekend’s closely watched straw poll.
Romney’s war chest is overflowing with the contributions of his financial-world pals. But what is the price of their loyalty?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 10, 2007

Can Carcieri deliver a reduction in the state workforce?

With Carcieri moving toward lame-duck status, the General Assembly remains the wild card.
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 01, 2007

It’s a bleak budget season — with no relief in sight

The reams of paper pouring from industrial-strength copying machines at the State House were still warm to the touch as they were distributed to a packed hearing room.
Talking politics
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  June 12, 2007

The Boss of It All

The Boss of It All reflects on the mysteries of identity, responsibility, globalization, and Gambini’s æsthetics of theater.
Since when do we believe Lars von Trier?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 30, 2007


A squandered opportunity for more competition

For those familiar with David Radler, the cuts at Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers seemed inevitable.
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 09, 2007

Games people play

They’ve lost their jobs, and pinball and schnapps aren’t cutting it as amusement any longer.
The Conquest of the South Pole; Memory House
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  April 03, 2007

Bangor Daily lays off 11; Press Herald hiring

Two days after Election Day, the Bangor Daily News laid off its sole State House reporter and 10 others.
Media watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 15, 2006

No cuts planned, but still a mixed story on Fountain Street

The good news is that no layoffs or voluntary job reductions are planned at the Providence Journal , unlike at the Belo Corporation’s flagship Dallas Morning News, where a move to cut 85 newsroom jobs was announced last month.
As The ProJo Turns  
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 06, 2006

Press Herald for sale?

Union officials negotiating new contracts at three Maine daily newspapers — the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram , the Waterville-based Morning Sentinel , and the Augusta-based Kennebec Journal — have begun to assume that the papers will s
Maine’s largest newspaper could have a new owner in the next two years
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 24, 2006

Watch what you say

I’m fond of tourists. For a while, I kept a pair in the basement as pets.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  May 10, 2006

Library critics press for more oversight at the PPL

Calling the management of the Providence Public Library (PPL) arrogant and disinterested in providing library services, library critics continue to press for more public control of the nonprofit corporation.
City watch  
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  February 23, 2006

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