Friday, March 06, 2015
Business Agent Matthew Maini with the Teamsters Bounded 251, which represents the about 60 inserters in the Journal’s assembly side, said that the accuse were afresh fabricated with the federal government’s Civic Activity Relations Lath adjoin the new owners.
“We accept filed the complaint NLRB for “effects bargaining” — any changes to the workforce, the aggregation is appropriate to arrangement with the union, for unilateral changes to the alive conditions, which they haven’t,” said Maini.
“They’ve befuddled out our aggregate acceding acceding and afflicted our healthcare. Some associates accept gone from 20% to 60% out of pocket, some now accept $8,000 deductibles and up,” said Maini.
GateHouse acknowledged admonition did not acknowledge to appeal for comment.
Questioning New Ownership
The annual that antecedent buyer A.H. Belo was diplomacy the Providence Journal to GateHouse Media was aboriginal arise by GoLocal aftermost June.
“GateHouse’s accretion of the Providence Journal may be as abundant about the columnist as the paper,” wrote GoLocal at the time, acquainted that GateHouse, which went in and out of defalcation in 2013, describes itself as a “business archetypal is to be the capital provider of bounded agreeable and announcement in the baby and midsize markets.”
Maini represents UPS Package Car Drivers and associates at Allied Aviation, Centrex, DonMar, McLaughlin & Moran, and Twin River, in accession to the Journal.
“We accept 57 associates that are in the acceding assemblage additional 21 they’ve added aback they’ve acquired the Journal, but there are no allowances for those positions, and the allowance has been bargain to $10.50,” said Maini. “These bodies are the meat and potatoes. After the cardboard is printed in the columnist room, they array by boondocks and zip cipher and amount — these are the “inserters.”
“My stances is this — you accept an employer who came into our state, with the way our appliance bearings is, and they’ve arise in and taken any active wage, and decreased it to a abjection wage, by demography allowances away,” said Maini. “They’re basically adage they appetite acting workers.”
As for the cachet of the accuse with the NLRB, Maini said he could not accommodate the abstracts as the accuse are still beneath investigation.
“We filed these accuse about a ages ago. The lath is acquisition added information, to see if they anticipate there’s wrongdoing,” said Maini. “We’ll acquisition out anon if it warrants added investigation.
Shop Abettor Perspective
Pete Richard, the Teamsters Bounded 215 boutique abettor who is a packaging aliment artisan in the acceding assemblage with the inserters, batten with GoLocal about the bearings adverse the workers aback GateHouse took over.
“We were advantageous 80/20 afore beneath Belo,” said Richard of the healthcare coverage. “When the new aggregation came in, they switched it to 60/40. That’s a huge difference. We were brought in and told these are the new agreement of employment, and we could assurance the paper, but if we didn’t sign, it would accept meant we weren’t laid off, so we couldn’t aggregate unemployment. What options did we have? It was like we had a gun to our head. I paid $85 a anniversary out of my paycheck afore for medical, now I’m I’m advantageous $125.”
Richard said that the alliance of columnist operations of dozens of affidavit in Providence leaves workers with little advantage to go elsewhere.
However, it was how the new owners were bringing on new bodies that Richard said causes him concern.
“There are no allowances at all. To get benefits, they’d charge to assignment 35 hours a week, but they’re actuality told they’ll alone be accustomed 30,” said Richard. “These bodies deserve to accomplish it aloof like anyone else. To say to new hires, you won’t get medical, or paid vacation ever? Are we rolling the alarm aback to 1890? [Because] that’s what it feels like.”
“We still accept to accommodate a contract, aback the newest arrangement was befuddled out,” said Richard. “According to their reasoning, it was because it would ‘devalue’ us, although I’m not abiding how. We’re alive added and added for beneath and less, and they’re adage their accumulation levels are activity up.”
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In acknowledgment to the crticism by the Rhode Island Columnist Affiliation apropos columnist credential restrictions issues by the apostle of Comic Con, the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center in a acknowledgment to Rhode Island Comic Con columnist credential restrictions capital to analyze that “we do not accede with the restrictions and behavior which RI Comic Con has instituted. It has consistently been our activity to acceptable the columnist to our contest and address on them in a address which is authentic and fair” Lawrence Lepore – Accepted Manager, RI Convention Centermost / Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Rhode Island Columnist Association’s annual on the Rhode Island Comic Con’s proposed columnist credential restrictions for this year’s event.
“Rhode Island Comic Con, in its appliance for columnist passes to this year’s event, insists that annual organizations planning to awning it agreement to abstain “insulting or aweless comments and giving a bad angel of the show.” The Rhode Island Columnist Affiliation deplores this attack to ascendancy the chargeless accent of reporters and editors, and our associates do not accede to this restriction. While the exhausted decisions of our alone organizations are endemic to make, as a columnist affiliation we would rather abstain advantage — both in beforehand and afterwards — than accord any event’s organizers the adeptness to behest our stories.”
-The Rhode Island Columnist Association
Hot 106’s Deanna Cruz leaves Providence for Seattle.
Cruz, who was a brilliant at Cumulus’ Hot 106 has larboard Rhode Island to assignment in Seattle for Entercom’s Hot 103.
A accident for the Providence radio market.
Big Shift from TV to Agenda in 2015 according to SMI, according to Media Daily News:
“In what acceptable is the aboriginal absolute assay of absolute abstracts from big bureau media buys of its kind, Madison Avenue’s above bureau captivation companies accept additional their spending in agenda media by $3 billion during a nine-month aeon catastrophe with June 2015, and best of it came at the amount of acceptable media.
While agenda spending is up a absolute of 16% during the nine-month period, civic TV spending fell by $1.1 billion, or about 4%. And absolute TV spending fell about $1.5 billion (about $5%).”
Beginning Monday, August 24th, Alison Bologna will move from 7pm to co-anchor NBC 10 Annual Sunrise alpha at 4:30 am with adept morning annual anchor, Frank Coletta.
“We are so admiring to advertise Alison’s move to morning news,” said Chris Lanni, Annual Director. “Alison has been a able allotment of our black newscasts for years and we feel this move will alone enhance what is already the number-one rated AM advertisement in the region.”
Long confined Accepted Administrator Barbara Haynes for the WPRO AM and FM radio groups in Rhode Island was accursed in May by admiral from the ancestor company’s Atlanta office.
Cumulus Media – the ancestor aggregation of the radio array in the Providence bazaar – is the additional better radio aggregation in the United States.
According to sources in the Salty Brine advertisement centermost in East Providence, the adjournment of Haynes may be angry to a alternation of advancing cadre issues or could be angry to the ancestor company’s anemic banking performance. The added stations Haynes oversaw included AM 790, HOT 106, and Lite 105.
The Providence Bi-weekly Guild declared out new ProJo owners GateHouse/LMG for secretly blame through a activity to cut off their allotment of healthcare aback an agent went on continued leave.
GateHouse said in acknowledgment to the Guild that the 90-day absolute was done in “error,” afterwards two Journal advisers out on continued ailing leave accustomed belletrist aing the ahead bearding 90 day mark cogent them they would accept to administer for COBRA allowances to advance advantage through GateHouse.
Guild admiral John Hill aback accomplished for animadversion said that conversations were advancing amid the Guild and GateHouse.
WPRO Radio’s midday host Dan Yorke and late-morning host John DePetro accept fabricated Talker Magazine’s 2015 “Heavy Hundred” annual of radio personalities in the United States.
Yorke was ranked #56 in the nation, and DePetro was ranked #66.
The Talkers Annual “Heavy Hundred” is aggregate anniversary year based aloft a aggregate of factors including courage, effort, impact, longevity, potential, ratings, recognition, revenue, service, aptitude and uniqueness.
In 2014, Yorke ranked #62 and DePetro ranked #74.
The Providence Journal is adopting the amount for a distinct archetype of its weekday bi-weekly from $1 to $2, able Monday, March 30.
The Sunday Journal will abide at $3.50, and the amount of home delivery, which varies by subscriber, will not change.
GateHouse Media purchased The Providence Journal from the A.H. Belo Corp in 2014, and fabricated several circuit of layoffs, starting with 22 bodies in September 2014 including longtime columnist Bob Kerr.
In February of 2015, 12 archetype lath staffers were laid off aback their positions were circumscribed to an Austin, Texas annual hub.
In the accomplished two decades, the Providence Journal’s apportionment has alone from 218,000 to beneath 70,000.
WLNE-TV ABC 6 anchorman and ballast Mark Curtis has larboard the station, according to a Facebook cavalcade he fabricated on Tuesday, March 10:
Dear accompany and viewers:
As of today I am no best with ABC 6 Annual in Providence. As a 38-year media professional, I am accessible for assignment in all aspects of the communications business including: news, accessible relations, government affairs, lobbying, aldermanic relations and business communications. As abounding of you know, I additionally acceptable a Doctoral amount and am accessible to advise at the academy level. For resume, assignment samples, and appliance offers amuse acquaintance me at [email protected].
Curtis came to ABC 6 in January 2010, area he served as Arch Political Reporter, Weekend Anchor, and Weekday Morning Co-Anchor.
Prior to advancing to Providence, Curtis covered the 2008 and 2012 Presidential campaigns for several media outlets.
From 1993-2008 he was at KTVU-TV in the San Francisco Bay Area, area he served as arch Washington DC Correspondent and Morning Annual Anchor.
Days afterwards a all-a-quiver website redesign launch, area the Providence Journal affected the aforementioned accumulated arrangement as added GateHouse Media properties, it is reported by Ian Donnis at RINPR that the Providence Journal will lay off about 12 archetype lath staffers on Wednesday, February 18, as buyer GateHouse Media consolidates those jobs into a Austin, Texas based annual hub.
Hard times accept collapsed on above Providence Phoenix biographer and WHJY/WHJJ host Rudy Cheeks (Bruce McCrae). Accompany of his accept set up a GoFundMe attack to acquit some of his expenses. At aftermost check, they had aloft $5440 out of a ambition ambition of $10,000.
Susie Steimle is abrogation NBC10 in Providence to join WBZ-TV 4 in Boston as a freelance reporter. Her move comes afterwards a reshuffling backward aftermost year which confused her from the Sunrise actualization to the ballast lath on weekend evenings, and afterwards an buying change at Channel 10. The base is now endemic by Sinclair Advertisement Group.
Rhode Island Accessible Radio arise Monday that Accepted Administrator Joe O’Connor is abrogation the bounded Civic Accessible Radio aperture at the end of January to become Accepted Administrator of WFAE-FM, Charlotte, North Carolina’s NPR affiliate. O’Connor has been with RIPR aback 2006.
The courage of the Pawtucket Times and the Rhode Island Accompaniment House’s best adept anchorman has died according to WPRI.
Baron advance annual and political advantage for the Pawtucket Times for decades and his column, “Politics as Usual” was a charge apprehend for every adopted official.
The 57-year-old Baron was from Brooklyn, New York.
WPRO Loses ABC
The adept accord amid WPRO and ABC New Radio is over. The ancestor aggregation of WPRO – Cumulus — has cut the network.
For Rhode Islanders, there will be no added political letters from Steve Roberts or the befalling to apprehend from abounding others.
WPRI 12 arise that anchorman Sean Daly will retire, afterwards added than 30 years.
Daly came to TV in Rhode Island in 1981, and may accept been the longest-serving TV anchorman according to WPRI. He formed for both WPRI 12 and ABC6 over the years.
It is not accepted of his retirement is angry to cutbacks at WPRI-12 cavalcade the auction of LIN Media to Media General.
Daly during his career has covered:
Both annihilation trials of Newport socialite Claus Von Bulow Plunder Dome bribery balloon of Providence Ambassador Buddy CianciThe acclaim abutment crisis
“It’s been a abundant advantage to accept been an beholder to history for 42 years,” says Daly. “I’m consistently beholden to Channel 12 for bringing me on lath in April, 2002 to double-team our coverage, with the backward abundant Jack White, of the Plunder Dome bribery balloon of Providence Ambassador Buddy Cianci. It’s been a acceptable fit and a fun run. Channel 12’s austere access to annual is how I like to roll.”
A backstab Emmy accolade winner, Sean has been the almsman of assorted AP and UPI awards. In 2014, a Readers’ Poll in Rhode Island Monthly annual voted Sean “the best macho TV reporter” in Rhode Island.
The Activity Was a Knockout
The activity amid Channel 10 and Channel 12 was a exhausted down. If this was a activity bout it would accept been stopped.
With a 9.4 appraisement at 6:00 PM, Channel 10 charcoal the accomplished rated advertisement in the bazaar and beats the antagonism — WPRI-12 and ABC6 — combined.
WJAR-10 won the afterward in the best contempo sweeps:
NBC 10 Annual Sunrise at 4:30am – #1NBC 10 Annual Sunrise at 5:00am – #1NBC 10 Annual Sunrise at 5:30am – #1NBC 10 Annual Sunrise at 6:00am – #1NBC 10 Annual at Noon – #1NBC 10 Annual at 5:00pm – #1NBC 10 Annual at 5:30pm – #1NBC 10 Annual at 6:00pm – #1NBC 10 Annual at 11:00pm – #1NBC 10 Annual Weekend Sunrise – #1NBC 10 Annual at 6:00 (Sat/Sun) – #1NBC 10 Annual at 11:00 (Sat/Sun) – #1NBC 10 Annual Conference – #1
Backpeddling and Backtracking
The adventure about an declared abduction at a fraternity at the University of Virginia is a burlesque in far too abounding ways.
First, the awkward journalism has the abeyant to set the affair back. Finally, women were advancing advanced and the affair was actuality looked at. GoLocal’s Portland, Oregon armpit apparent a bearings at Portland Accompaniment University. Aftermost year, a woman at Brown University brought a abduction case forward. Both she and the declared defacer had the befalling to be heard in a ambit of bounded and civic media.
Second, Rolling Stone annual needs to apple-pie up their blend as to not accept an adverse appulse on the issue. Even their acknowledgment bare a correction, as Buzzfeed reported.
Providence Journal Moving to Cranston, Warwick or Johnston
The Providence Journal’s new buying group, GateHouse Media, is attractive for a new amplitude for the offices of the newspaper. According to a cardinal of bartering realtors, GateHouse has looked for amplitude in Johnston, Warwick and Cranston.
When GateHouse purchased the bi-weekly aftermost summer for $46 million, the accord did not accommodate the Fountain Street building. That architecture is actuality marketed separately.
Will the Projo become the JoJo if they move to Johnston?
Metts Gets Civic Nod
Community activist Leah Metts array a civic affection in Glamour Magazine’s “Hometown Heroes: 50 Phenomenal Women of the Year Who Are Authoritative a Difference.”
Lauer Gets His Bang-up Fired
Former WJAR-10 staffer is not aloof a superstar in hosting the Today Show, but now according to columnist letters out of New York, he got his new bang-up (former ESPN Exec) Jamie Horowitz fired.
Lauer was co-host of the WJAR annual annual in the 1980’s.
USA Today says Lauer’s bacon is amid $20M and $25M per year.
Does Chase Matter?
The Southern New England Affiliation of Black Journalists in Partnership with Brown University Department of Africana Studies and the Providence Branch of the NAACP presents a association appointment on chase and the media. Arise accompany above ABC Annual Ballast Carole Simpson adjudicator of a console of journalists including WJAR Morning Co-Anchor Barbara Morse Silva, Hartford NBC Associate anchorman Audrey Washington, and keynote apostle Washington Cavalcade Reporter, Wesley Lowery.
New Owners and Revised Staffing
WJAR has a new owner. Sinclair will be demography over afterwards Media Accepted awash off the base and kept WPRI-12 and Fox 64.
According to an centralized MEMO at WJAR – the aggregation at Channel 10 are animated to be done with their old bosses.
The Memo to agents from Annual Director Chris Lanni:
As we adapt for the accession of Sinclair and the abandonment of Media General, I am actual optimistic about the aing affiliate for NBC 10 News. The book is activity well, acclamation night was a ablaze achievement for us and – d you are not a Media Accepted fan – we now accept new acumen to appetite to exhausted the competition. It’s a different befalling to actualization up not aloof 12, but our above owners as well.
Globe is Attractive for New Digs
It is adamantine to absence the Boston Globe’s HQ aback you drive into Boston. Beforehand this year, the Globe arise they would advertise their massive architecture and acreage admired about $40M.
Boston Business Journal letters the Globe is attractive at three locations:
According to sources, the chase has targeted:
Fenway’s Landmark Center, area the abandonment of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusettshas opened 360,000 aboveboard anxiety of accessible space. The 950,000-square-foot acreage at 201 Brookline Avenue is endemic by Samuels & Associates and is aural a bristles minute airing from Fenway Park.The Schrafft’s Burghal Centermost in Charlestown, area Partners Healthcare is appointed to avenue about 260,000 aboveboard anxiety of amplitude in 2016. The 1 million-square-foot acreage at 529 Main St. is endemic and in the activity of actuality adapted by The Flatley Co.The Hood Park at 500 Rutherford Ave. in Charlestown. The planned 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-used circuitous is slated to arise online in about 18 months and provides the Globe an befalling to potentially move into a new custom-designed address facility. The property’s buyer and developer is Catamount Management Corp. of Lynnfield.
Globe Sells Advanced Page
The Boston Globe may accept gone area no above bi-weekly has gone before.
Their advanced folio was an ad – a big blush ad.
Dan Kennedy, Northeastern Professor and media analyst wrote in his blog:
Here is the UMass four-page wraparound ad in today’s Boston Globe that you may accept heard about. I about avert these things, aback I like it aback annual organizations acquisition means to accomplish money. And it’s acutely labeled; it’s not at all deceptive.
But still, this is a wow. If the Globe hasn’t above a line, conceivably it has confused the band accomplished area we consistently anticipation it was.
Photo: Dan Kennedy.net
Wednesday Morning Quarterbacks
The activity for acclamation advantage supremacy had Channel 10 and 12, the Providence Journal and GoLocalProv in fullscale activity for first, best and best coverage.
Channel 10 claims they were aboriginal in calling the Governor’s race, but they accept a lot of chase calling to accomplish up for the year they in accurately declared that Myrth York was the champ of the Governor’s chase over Lincoln Almond. OOPS.
Raimondo Gets Named the Alone Civic Democratic Star
The Daily Beast’s David Freedlander dubbed Raimondo the alone big win for Democrats in the US. Acutely not a abundant night for Democrats to win the Governorship in a accompaniment in which Dems accept added than 300,000 registered voters and the GOP has 88,000.
Meet Gina Raimondo, the Alone Democratic Brilliant of 2014
First Gina Raimondo stood up to the unions and led a ameliorate of Rhode Island’s alimony system. Again she ran for governor ran as a ‘d progressive’ who can get things done—and won.Gina Raimondo was a few hours abroad from acceptable the aboriginal changeable governor of Rhode Island, a ablaze atom in an contrarily afflicted night for Democrats…
“Tonight,” was Raimondo’s Acclamation Night affair at the Biltmore Hotel, area in advanced of bags of admirers chanting “Go, Gina, Go” she would adviser a new way advanced for Democrats afterwards addition midterm drubbing.
John DePetro Abstain Continues
Buddy Cianci arrive newly-elected Ambassador Jorge Elorza to be his aboriginal bedfellow in his acknowledgment to radio post-defeat.
Elorza begged out citation the abstain of 630 WPRO by For Our Daughters. The abstain is now a year old.
It will be absorbing to see if anew adopted Governor Gina Raimondo will appear.
Raimondo had a acceptable anniversary and Taibbi did not
In 2013, Matt Taibbi, the then-star anchorman of Rolling Stone annual came to Rhode Island and took on the advance activity of Accepted Treasurer Gina Raimondo.
Taibbi’s allotment put Raimondo’s Barrier Armamentarium advance in the civic spotlight.
This anniversary Raimondo won the Governorship and Taibbi larboard his latest gig at Pierre Omidyar’s New Attending Media beneath abstruse circumstances.
His commodity in Rolling Stone Sept, 2013 entitled, “Looting the Alimony Funds,” takes a acrid attending at Rhode Island Accepted Treasurer Gina Raimondo and alimony ameliorate in the state.Taibbi, who has bound such accessories as, “How Wall Street Killed Banking Reform” and “Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail,” writes:
The rap was so acceptable at aboriginal that the afflicted bounded burghers of her little petri-dish accompaniment didn’t alike apperceive how to react. “She’s Yale, Harvard, Oxford – she formed on Wall Street,” says Paul Doughty, the accepted admiral of the Providence firefighters union. “Nobody capital to be the aboriginal to accession his duke and accept he didn’t apperceive what the f–k she was talking about.”
FBI creates affected annual adventure to nab suspect
In an aberrant maneuvor, the Federal Bureau of Assay created a affected annual adventure to t a adolescent doubtable of authoritative bomb threats. According to The Huffington Post, abstracts afresh acquired by the Electronic Frontier Foundation showed that the FBI, in 2007, created a affected annual story, on a affected web page, but in the actualization of the Seattle Times and with an Associated Columnist Byline.
The adventure was beatific to a 15 year old suspect’s myspace account, and aback the doubtable clicked on the link, the authorities were provided with his location. He was apprehended and afterwards pled accusable to authoritative bomb threats. Both the Associated Columnist and the Seattle Times accept bidding abuse over the aberrant activity of the FBI.
Inner Burghal media console balked by Elorza
“Impacto Hispano,” a community, close burghal newspaper, issued a columnist absolution on Wednesday black claiming Democratic Mayoral Applicant Jorge Elorza annulled two appearances afore the paper’s exhausted board. The console was comprised of a assorted accumulation of panelists comprised of abounding indigenous media associates in Providence and interviewed indepenent applicant Vincent “Buddy” Cianci aftermost Saturday.
According to the release, the panel, comprised of about 15 bounded media members, was chastened by Rudy Cheeks, who is best accepted for his Phillipe and Jorge column, which ran for years in The Providence Phoenix, but confused over to 920WHJJ afterwards the Phoenix went apprehension two weeks ago.
Impacto Hispano said that Elorza agreed to arise afore the console twice, but both times absitively to aback out of the appearance.
The Cianci account was conducted in English. Elorza’s would accept additionally been conducted in English as able-bodied the absolution states.
Impacto publishes annual and annotation in both English and Spanish.
Journal fails to aspect Slater story
GoLocal acquired emails bygone that actualization a Providence Journal anchorman was blind of a adventure about Representative Scott Slater possessing what was allegedly an apparent mail election until he was directed to Golocalprov.com. (Slater denies that the paperwork he was captivation was an apparent mail ballot.)
A alternation of emails forwarded to Golocalprov.com bygone actualization that Providence Journal anchorman Tom Mooney said he had no ability of the Slater adventure until he was directed to GoLocalProv.com. The Providence Journal’s accounts of the adventure abort to agenda the actuality that the adventure was burst aboriginal by Golocalprov in a Sunday investigation.
On Monday,630WPRO abominably declared that The Providence Journal bankrupt the story.
Moderate Affair applicant Robert Healey calls out Channel 6
Robert Healey, the Moderate Party’s benevolent applicant for Governor declared out Channel 6 bygone (October 28, 2014) for alteration the rules of the agitation afterwards they had already been agreed upon. Healey said he was attractive advanced to actuality able to ask absolute questions of his two opponents, Democrat Accepted Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Republican Cranston Ambassador Allan Fung.
“I argue that if the candidates accept abhorred forums, accessible appearances, radio debates, and more, why should they be accustomed to abstain absolute battle from their opponents?” Healey declared on his website.
During his aperture and closing statements, Healey asked questions of the two candidates, which concluded up actuality articulate because neither applicant answered the questions (nor were they accustomed an befalling to do so).
Channel 6 declared the change “minor” and declared that its acumen for eliminating the applicant catechism allocation of the agitation was due to an arrival of questions from viewers.
Providence Journal advisers authority “informational picket”
Any hopes of accord and a acceptable alive accord amid the Providence Journal’s new buyer and its employees’ abutment arise to be crumbling away.
On the afternoon of Monday October 27, Providence Bi-weekly Guild associates captivated an “informational picket” alfresco of the Providence Journal’s burghal appointment amid on Fountain Street. The Guild advisers picketed beforehand in September as well.
The Providence Bi-weekly Guild advisers are anxious with staffing decisions fabricated by Gatehouse Media, the new ancestor aggregation of the Providence Journal–a civic alternation that owns newspapers throughout the arena and country.
A account of Monday’s blockade line, which acutely featured Providence Journal Sports Columnist Billy Reynolds, was acquaint by above Providence Journal columnist Connie Grosch.
Gatehouse laid off 22 Providence Journal advisers beforehand this year aback the auction was finalized. The aggregation affairs on eliminating added advisers at the alpha of the aing year by outsourcing the operation’s archetype alteration and folio architecture positions to an out-of-state appointment in adjustment to access the company’s basal band to accomplish it added assisting for its investors. Gatehouse media is endemic by Fortress Management–a arguable barrier fund.
WPRO afield cites Journal as breaking Slater story
The Bequest media abiding knows how to stick together.
On Monday morning, 630wpro.com afield arise that the Providence Journal bankrupt the adventure of Accompaniment Representative Scott Slater actuality bent on video with an unsealed, unflled out election in his pocket. The adventure cites the Providence Journal as accepting burst the story, admitting the actuality that it was burst by Golocalprov.com — who cited the Accompaniment Police were investigating the amount — hours afore the Projo arise it on Sunday.
The story, with its incorrect attribution, was accounting by anchorman Sam Wroblewski.
Projo buries election analytical complaint adjoin Elorza supporter
The Providence Journal ran two advanced folio belief about declared aborigine browbeating by Vinent “Buddy” Cianci volunteers on circumstantial canicule aftermost week. The adventure contains allegations that two Cianci volunteers attempted to alarm a citizen of the abandoned apartment into voting for the two time above mayor.
Yesterday, however, Golocalprov.com bankrupt the adventure about a Jorge Elorza supporter, Accompaniment Representative Scott Slater, who was allegedly bent on video accustomed an bare out absentee ballot.
The Providence Journal, which has been awful analytical (to put it in the mildest of ways) of Cianci and accustomed Elorza, alone to run a adventure about the adventure in its printed cardboard on Monday at all–despite the adventure accepting burst afore 2 p.m. yesterday. The Providence Journal did run a adventure on its website.
Projo balustrade adjoin “Good Old Boy Network,” assassin cool lobbyist
The Providence Journal’s endorsement of Democratic appointee Gina Raimondo for Governor was no abruptness accustomed how abundant acclaim the paper’s exhausted pages accept aggregate on the Accepted Treasurer for the aftermost several years. But what was jaw bottomward was the how cardboard adumbrated that Raimondo is an alien adage “she will best absolutely not represent Rhode Island’s Acceptable Old Boy network”, as if the Journal is a athletic adversary of cabal dealings. (They may be for others, but absolutely not themselves.)
Setting a any sentiments about Raimondo, the Providence Journal has cogent believability problems in aggravating to point the feel at anyone abroad for demography allotment in the state’s “know a guy” culture.
That’s because beforehand this year, Golocalprov.com uncovered that aback Governor Lincoln Chafee approved to save Rhode Island taxpayers about $1 actor dollars by removing an anachronous accompaniment law that armament cities and towns to cavalcade acknowledged notices in a newspaper, the Providence Journal assassin Joe Walsh, the well-connected lobbyist who is advised one of the best able in the state. They reportedly paid Walsh $30,000.
Walsh and the Providence Journal were acknowledged in killing the proposal, admitting the actuality that 82 percent of Rhode Islanders accept acclimated a accompaniment website for services.
For a bi-weekly that balustrade adjoin the percieved know-a-guy ability in Rhode Island, it abiding had no botheration hiring the lobbyist who arguably knows the best people.
NPR is slashing ecology coverage
Huffington Cavalcade is advertisement that Civic Accessible Radio has dramaticly bargain its advertisement agents accoutrement the environment.
According to HuffPost:
National Accessible Radio is bottomward to aloof one ambiance reporter, and he’s alone accoutrement the exhausted allotment time, InsideClimate Annual arise Friday.
As of aboriginal 2014, NPR had three reporters and an editor on the ambiance beat. Now they accept one person, science anchorman Christopher Joyce, holding bottomward advantage of the issue, and his belief amount a ample ambit of issues above the environment. The added three ambiance staffers accept larboard NPR or confused to added beats.
NPR has banned animadversion on the matter.
Reporter Works at McDonald’s Every Weekend
The Providence Journal’s new ancestor aggregation may not be the best acceptable employeer. Civic media blogger Jim Romnesko afresh acquaint the adventure about a GateHouse anchorman in Illinois who works for one of the corporation’s newspapers and has not accustomed a accession in 7 years.
The anchorman now works both weekend canicule to augment his bacon as a reporter.
“I assignment there about every Saturday and Sunday, seven to nine hours a day. I rarely accept a day off. I haven’t been able to do abundant about the abode [because of the assignment schedules]. My backyard hasn’t been cut in a month.”
Olsen was assassin by McDonald’s in May afterwards he job-hunted for six months and activated at dozens of places.
This is not acceptable annual for Providence Journal annual staffers who anticipation the antecedent buyer – A.H. Belo — was the affliction buying group. GateHouse has already layed off dozens and will by acid added in January.
ESPN Brilliant Gives GoLocal a Shoutout for Analytic Reporting
ESPN’s Greg Easterbrook for the acceptance of GoLocal’s analytic journalism.
“GoLocalProv is a hard-working, absolute annual site, the affectionate of active little guy that’s growing as the MSM contracts. Analysis its adventure on the about 50 retired Providence burghal employees, who collectively draw added than $5.5 actor a year in alimony money admitting the city’s poor banking condition. Or its adventure d that an impossibly aerial allotment of Providence accessible admiral are awarded appropriate affliction pensions.”
GoLocal24′ COO to be Publisher of Hartford Courant
GoLocal24 – the ancestor aggregation to GoLocalProv — is sending off, and adulatory well, COO Rick Daniels as he will anon be d the role of Publisher and Admiral of the Hartford Courant – a Tribune Company.
“Rick was a amazing advice to GoLocal and he was one of the affidavit were were able to aggrandize to the West Coast. He will be a admirable baton at the Hartford Courant,” said Josh Fenton, CEO and Co-Founder of GoLocal24.
Daniels ahead was a media adviser and Admiral of the Boston Globe.
Here is what the Hartford Courant said about Daniel’s demography over as publisher:
Daniels, 57, has about 30 years of acquaintance in book and agenda media. He formed 23 years at The Boston Globe, the aftermost six as admiral and accepted manager.
Beginning in 2007, Daniels spent about six years at GateHouse Media New England, whose cord of 100 newspapers and 160 web sites includes The Bulletin in Norwich. For added than three of those years he was admiral and arch executive.
Most recently, Daniels was arch operating administrator of GoLocal24, a agenda annual aggregation based in Rhode Island.
Jack Griffin, arch controlling of Tribune Publishing, said Daniels’ abysmal ability of the New England bazaar will serve him able-bodied in Hartford.
“He is a best of able journalism, a architect in the association and a agenda innovator, and he understands and appreciates the qualities and strengths of The Hartford Courant and the Hartford community,” Griffin said.
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