Belo Corporation http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: Providence Journal, We Knew Ye Well http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-providence-journal-we-knew-ye-well <p>For nearly two centuries, the Providence Journal has been Rhode Island’s most important news organization. Now that it is up for sale, RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay brings us the ProJo’s &nbsp;storied &nbsp;past and uncertain future.</p><p></p><p></p><p>When the first edition of the Providence Journal &nbsp;was printed in 1829, it was a four-page broadsheet hand pressed into paper fashioned from recycled linen rags.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:34:08 +0000 Scott MacKay 25899 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Providence Journal, We Knew Ye Well Gannett Buying Belo's TV Side; ProJo Not Part of the Deal http://ripr.org/post/gannett-buying-belos-tv-side-projo-not-part-deal <p>The Gannett Company is buying the <a href="http://www.belo.com/">Belo Corporation</a>, the Dallas-based entity that owns 20 television stations, for $1.5 billion. Belo Corporation became a separate company in 2008 from <a href="http://www.ahbelo.com/about/">A.H. Belo</a>, the owner of the Providence Journal.</p><p><a href="http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268743/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=W9VVdasF">The AP</a> reports:</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:07:59 +0000 Ian Donnis 16842 at http://ripr.org