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Archives: May 12, 2020

The Providence Journal’s former publisher calls its elimination of editorials “an affront to Rhode Islanders.” But Gannett’s knife keeps cutting.
The pitch is simple. “They get to feel good about themselves. They get to diversify the revenue. And they don’t have to take a financial hit because we’re able to deliver the sales that they want.”
Plus: The challenges of moving a live show from theater to streaming, new shows for cloistered kids, and the podcast industry gets its first big pandemic-era acquisition.