By Bob Plain on July 29, 2018
GoLocalProv’s company catchphrases is: “See it. Read it. Share it.” But the often-abrasive tabloid-esque news website doesn’t always make it easy to share – or even see – its content on Twitter. Especially for local reporters.
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By Carole Marshall on October 12, 2017
A Providence Journal editorial on Thursday, September 14, “Some schools lead the way” praises charter schools for outstanding performances on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests. They are described as “heroic schools…in the urban core,” and are held up as proof that “the old canard that poverty is an […]
By Samuel G. Howard on October 4, 2017
Over the course of nearly an hour-long talk given by Governor Gina Raimondo at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, you might’ve assumed that the headlines coming out it would be the moment where she questioned whether President Donald Trump was fit to serve as President of the United States, considering Trump’s effect […]
By Bob Plain on September 12, 2017
Not all news stories are created equally, and not all political interest groups get equal treatment in the Providence Journal. For example, the ProJo covered both the National Educational Association of Rhode Island and the Center for Freedom and Prosperity when the teachers’ union and the anti-tax activists each launched television advertisements. But for some […]
By Bob Plain on August 6, 2017
A feature on page A1 of today’s Providence Journal shows Rhode Island’s largest media organization is subtly moving away from local, unbiased reporting toward generic corporate propaganda posing as neutral news coverage. The Inside Sources story appears to be a news article about cannabis cultivation and energy use. But the ProJo’s new content partner is […]
Providence City Council incentivizing the continued use and expansion of fossil fuels with Dominion tax deal
By Steve Ahlquist on April 21, 2017
Giving a $4 million tax break to a fossil fuel company is the opposite of what we should be doing if we are seriously trying to avoid the worst excesses of global warming.
Posted in Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, Opinion, Providence, Taxes | Tagged Collier Park, Dominion, John Iggliozzi, Lawrence Mancini, Lisa Fries, Manchester Street Power Station, projo, Providence City Council Finance Committee | 2 Responses
By Bob Plain on November 28, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump’s style of addressing the nation, through often baseless and sometimes fully false Twitter rants, poses a unique challenge to journalism, which is unofficially charged with educating America about public affairs. This morning the Providence Journal didn’t quite rise to this unique, new challenge. Here’s what happened. Trump, probably angry that an election […]
By transportprovidence on September 13, 2016
The Providence Journal editorial board posted a piece praising Governor Gina Raimondo for her decision to ignore the public process and the recommendations of national and local experts to fast-track the reconstruction of the 6/10 Connector. The Projo is, as a journalistic entity, free to make whatever statements it wants on any issue. The problem with […]
By Steve Ahlquist on August 11, 2016
In his capacity as attorney for Harrisville, Sinapi says his job is to protect the Harrisville water supply and the financial integrity of the water board. If “Invenergy brings water into town, through a pipeline,” said Sinapi, “it could render the Harrisville supply redundant. We provide half the water to Pascoag.”
Posted in Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, News, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Burrillville Planning Board, Harrisville Fire District and Water Board, Invenergy, MTBE, New England Mechanical Contractors Association, Open Meetings Act, projo, Richard Sinapi | 11 Responses
By Bob Plain on June 28, 2016
How misleading are Providence Journal editorials on public education and specifically charter schools? The news department ran a front page story this morning overtly correcting misinformation found in its editorials.
By Steve Ahlquist on June 14, 2016
John Niland, director of development for Invenergy, knowingly mislead both the public and the EFSB, the board tasked with deciding the fate of the proposal, at a public hearing in Burrillville, says the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF).
Posted in Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, News | Tagged Christopher Stix, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, FCA 10, Invenergy, ISO NE, John Niland, projo, Providence Journal, Public Utilities Commission, puc, Robert Fagan, Ryan Hardy | 1 Response
By Bob Plain on June 7, 2016
It’s little wonder a Providence Journal editorial would shill for a fossil fuel company while ignoring the people of Burrillville. The once-trusted op/ed board has a long history of engaging in climate science denialism and valuing the will of corporations over the will of the people. But while the ProJo is entitled to its own […]
By Bob Plain on May 5, 2016
Providence Journal employees publicly rebuked their out-of-state bosses with a noontime demonstration outside of the once-venerable institution’s now increasingly vacant offices and newsroom on Fountain Street. “Now that they own us there is no effort to invest in us,” said Journal reporter John Hill, who is the president of the Providence Newspaper Guild, said of […]
By Bob Plain on April 19, 2016
One side of the debate concerning climate change denial has been represented recently in Wall Street Journal and Providence Journal editorials, with both conservative op/ed boards taking Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to task for suggesting Big Oil should be held liable for lying about climate change. “Under Presidents Clinton and Bush the Department of Justice brought […]
By Lauren Niedel on March 16, 2016
If you follow the Journal you would think that Trump was the only candidate that was going to be on the ballot in this state.
By Bob Plain on March 7, 2016
Providence Journal Executive Editor David Butler said Rhode Island’s paper of record could have done a better job covering Bernie Sanders’ primary wins onSaturday. “I would agree it deserved more and the paper was GOP heavy,” Butler said, responding to a Nicholas Delmenico post alleging the ProJo isn’t offering fair and ample coverage to Democratic […]
By Nicholas Delmenico on March 7, 2016
The media blackout on U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is real, and it’s happening with our home state newspaper. Please read further for the gruesome details. On Saturday, March 5, 2016, Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in Democratic caucuses by voting margins of 35% in Kansas and 14% in Nebraska. He also lost by a margin of 48% in the […]
By Steve Ahlquist on February 2, 2016
Is disinformation masquerading as science contributing to the healthy “discussion of major matters of public interest,” as ProJo editor Ed Achorn seems to be claiming? Is it “totalitarian” to demand something akin to the truth and honesty – even in a ProJo op/ed?
By Ashley Stokes on September 25, 2015
“…Our white countrymen do not know us. They are strangers to our character, ignorant of our capacity, oblivious to our history and progress, and are misinformed as to the principles and ideas that control and guide us, as a people. The great mass of American citizens estimates us as being a characterless and purposeless people; […]
By Robert Yarnall on June 29, 2015
On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at precisely 2:01 AM, an unidentified editorial writer representing the flailing Providence Journal crapped the keyboard and hit the Post button. Did it ever occur to him or her that the headline “Assault on Charters” was an exceedingly poor choice of descriptor for a school-based opinion piece? Did he or she realize […]