Providence Phoenix http://ripr.org en Steve Brown retiring as publisher of Providence Phoenix http://ripr.org/post/steve-brown-retiring-publisher-providence-phoenix <p>Stephen L. Brown, longtime associate publisher of the Providence Phoenix, is leaving the alternative newspaper after a career of nearly four decades as a leader in New England’s alternative newspaper landscape.</p><p>Brown, of Jamestown, turns 60 next month. Steve started in newspapering at the University of Vermont, where he began working on the student newspaper, `The Vermont Cynic’ as an undergraduate in the 1970s.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:38:35 +0000 Scott MacKay 29954 at http://ripr.org Happy 35th, Providence Phoenix! http://ripr.org/post/happy-35th-providence-phoenix <p>On a really cold day almost 13 years ago, a member of Providence's creative underground, Raphael Lyon, and I sat in the pickup truck of a North Carolina guy who was in town to salvage Civil War-era wood from the Silver Spring mill complex on Charles Street. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:33:56 +0000 Ian Donnis 24699 at http://ripr.org Providing Fertile Ground For Entrepreneurs http://ripr.org/post/providing-fertile-ground-entrepreneurs <p>How do you define a start-up? And are these entrepreneurial businesses finding what they need to thrive and grow in Rhode Island?<br /><br />Host Dave Fallon speaks with Philip Eil, editor of the Providence Phoenix, about Rhode Island's entrepreneurial landscape.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:41:49 +0000 Dave Fallon 23434 at http://ripr.org Bon Voyage David Scharfenberg http://ripr.org/post/bon-voyage-david-scharfenberg <p>David Scharfenberg, the news editor of the Providence Phoenix and one of Rhode Island’s very best young journalists, is leaving the alternative weekly for a position covering politics at Boston’s NPR affiliate, WBUR.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:05:02 +0000 Scott MacKay 12594 at http://ripr.org Providence Phoenix says it is alive and well http://ripr.org/post/providence-phoenix-says-it-alive-and-well <p>Last week news broke that the weekly alternative paper, the Boston Phoenix, was stopping the presses after 47 years of publication. The news caught most media watchers off guard and has left some in Rhode Island wondering about the future of the Providence Phoenix. Here with insight into what happened in Boston and what’s ahead for Providence is the associate publisher of the Providence Phoenix Steve Brown.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:59:47 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 12079 at http://ripr.org Providence Phoenix says it is alive and well Boston Phoenix closing; Providence Phoenix to continue http://ripr.org/post/boston-phoenix-closing-providence-phoenix-continue-0 <p>In a sad day for anyone who cares about the news, one of the great alternative news weeklies -- The Boston Phoenix -- is closing, ending a long run of delivering penetrating political coverage and superb reporting on arts and entertainment. Sister papers in Providence and Portland, Maine, will continue.</p><p>Phoenix editor Peter Kadzis offered this statement:</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:13:41 +0000 Ian Donnis 11951 at http://ripr.org