Thomas Heslin

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There may, in the end, be no way to save the American metropolitan newspaper. Plummeting advertising revenue and competition from the Internet often seem forces too daunting for even the savviest of publishers.
The Projo 's ultra-local approach could save the paper — or spell its demise
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 28, 2009

Ride, Captain, Ride

The mighty Captain Blowhard was back in the news quite prominently with his stop sign-rolling, curb-jumping antics behind the wheel that led the Jamestown police to suggest that he come out with his driver's license and hands up, following similar ass
Sundlun gets off the road. Plus, as A for the Gamm, and corporate lies
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 08, 2009

Keeping 'the Hope' alive on Fountain Street

The decline of the American newspaper is a story often told in bold print.
As the ProJo turns
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 08, 2009

The beginning of the end?

By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 25, 2009

Heslin's rise: A change of the guard, but to what effect?

Thomas E. Heslin, the Providence Journal's new executive editor — like his storied predecessor — bridges two distinctly different journalistic eras.
As The ProJo Turns
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 19, 2008