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WPRI’s ambitious play for the Ocean State’s screens

Everything in Rhode Island is small. Even the Internet.
Turn on, plug in, and go
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 11, 2013
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After another dismal poll, Cicilline’s (narrow) path to victory

Another week, another God-awful poll for freshman Congressman David Cicilline. The latest: a WPRI-TV-commissioned survey that found voters favoring Republican challenger Brendan Doherty 49 to 34 percent in a head-to-head matchup.
Survey Says
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 02, 2012
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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