providence journal http://ripr.org en Scharfenberg, Former Providence Phoenix News Editor, Headed to the Boston Globe http://ripr.org/post/scharfenberg-former-providence-phoenix-news-editor-headed-boston-globe <p>Kudos and congrats to former Providence Phoenix news editor David Scharfenberg, who is set to join the Boston Globe's Statehouse reporting team.</p><p>Scharfenberg left the Phoenix<a href="http://ripr.org/post/bon-voyage-david-scharfenberg"> last year </a>to cover politics for<a href="http://www.wbur.org/about/people/david-scharfenberg"> WBUR</a>, the Boston public radio station. He begins at the Globe June 9, as one of two new hires at the daily.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:18:39 +0000 Ian Donnis 33935 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 12 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-12-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-24 <p>Thanks for stopping by for my Friday column. You can follow me through the week <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a> and your thoughts and feedback are welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. Let's head in.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:01:52 +0000 Ian Donnis 33685 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 12 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-12-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-22 <p>A hint of summer in the air as we tap away this afternoon, so welcome back to my Friday column, where your tips and thoughts are always welcome via idonnis (at) ripr (dot). You can follow my news and notes through the week <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">via the twitters</a>. Here we go.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:56:46 +0000 Ian Donnis 32980 at http://ripr.org ProJo Medical Reporter Felice Freyer Heading to The Boston Globe http://ripr.org/post/projo-medical-reporter-felice-freyer-heading-boston-globe <p>In a significant loss for the Providence Journal, one of its most expert and experienced beat reporters, medical writer Felice Freyer, is leaving in early June to take a job at The Boston Globe.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 14:18:07 +0000 Ian Donnis 32975 at http://ripr.org Should Warwick taxpayers subsidize Ray McKay's Senate bid? http://ripr.org/post/should-warwick-taxpayers-subsidize-ray-mckays-senate-bid <p>Raymond McKay’s Republican U.S. Senate candidacy seems to depend on his legal battle with Warwick city officials over whether he should be allowed to keep his city job while he runs for office.</p><p>Local media outlets have much of McKay’s alleged ``right’’ to run for any office he chooses. Steve Brown of the R.I. Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union told the Providence Journal that the Warwick city ordinance that bars classified municipal employees from running for office is ``overly broad’’ and too restrictive.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:12:49 +0000 Scott MacKay 32805 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 15 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-15-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-8 <p>Welcome back to my weekly column. Your tips and thoughts are always welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and you can follow me through the week <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:31:49 +0000 Ian Donnis 32634 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 15 Things to Know About Rhode Island Media & Politics http://ripr.org/post/tgif-15-things-know-about-rhode-island-media-politics <p>Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Your tips and thoughts are always welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and my short missives can be found <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Let's head right in:</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:05:06 +0000 Ian Donnis 32257 at http://ripr.org Celebrated Pro Jo Cartoonist Don Bousquet Retiring http://ripr.org/post/celebrated-pro-jo-cartoonist-don-bousquet-retiring <p>After more than thirty years with the Providence Journal, celebrated Rhode Island cartoonist Don Bousquet is retiring.</p><p></p><p>Bousquet contributed thousands of cartoons, lampooning Rhode Island life to the Journal, which ran two per week. He said coming up with his signature, single panel style, was easy.</p><p>“I wanted to be a New Yorker cartoonist because somewhere I heard they paid eight hundred dollars for a single panel cartoon," said Bousquet.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:09:34 +0000 John Bender 31420 at http://ripr.org Celebrated Pro Jo Cartoonist Don Bousquet Retiring TGIF: 22 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-22-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media <p>It's a time of transition, in the weather, the political landscape (item #1), and the media (#5), so thanks for stopping by for my Friday column. Your thoughts and tips are always welcome, and you can follow me all week long <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:37:59 +0000 Ian Donnis 30452 at http://ripr.org Marcelo Leaving ProJo for Boston AP Job http://ripr.org/post/marcelo-leaving-projo-boston-ap-job <p><a href="https://twitter.com/philmarcelo">Phil Marcelo</a>, part of the Providence Journal's three-person Statehouse bureau, plans to leave the newspaper after seven years to take a reporting job with the Boston office of The Associated Press, Marcelo tells me. His start date is March 31.</p><p>In part, the change reflects how the AP has emerged as a stable source of reporting jobs amid continued uncertainty in the newspaper industry. Marcelo's Statehouse predecessor, Steve Peoples, who left the ProJo for a job with Roll Call in 2010, has fared well since joining the AP.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:18:16 +0000 Ian Donnis 30197 at http://ripr.org