WJAR http://ripr.org en Jim Taricani to hang up the trenchcoat http://ripr.org/post/jim-taricani-hang-trenchcoat <p>After four decades as one of New England’s top investigative reporters, WJAR’s Jim Taricani is retiring.</p><p>Known for his investigative work and political and public affairs reporting, Taricani could cover any story and did. He is smart, aggressive and a tough questioner.&nbsp; He’s been in this market since Phil Noel was governor.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:52:39 +0000 Scott MacKay 29468 at http://ripr.org In case you need a reason to support public radio http://ripr.org/post/case-you-need-reason-support-public-radio <p></p><p></p><p>If you really need another good reason to support your local NPR affiliate, we bring you the latest report from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism: The State of the News Media 2013.</p><p>This will come as no surprise to anyone who watches local television in this or just any market across the nation, but there is more junk food-journalism on local TeeVee news than ever.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:01:45 +0000 Scott MacKay 12317 at http://ripr.org