Providence Newspaper Guild members and their supporters protested outside the Providence Journal building at noon Thursday to draw attention to plans by the ProJo's new ownership to cut up to 40 additional jobs.
New Media Investment Group completed its $46 million purchase of the Providence Journal Wednesday, as the paper's largest union, the Providence Newspaper Guild, sought a meeting with the new management team to preserve jobs in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island’s largest newspaper, The Providence Journal, has been sold. The daily paper will soon be owned by the parent company of GateHouse Media.
New Media Investment Group agreed to buy The Providence Journal for $46 million in a deal expected to close later this year. The company already owns dozens of newspapers, including TheCape Cod Times, and The Taunton Gazette. The sale does not include the newspaper’s downtown Providence headquarters.