The Providence Journal biz section lacks local content
GoLocalProv.com writes about the lack of local content in the Providence Journal’s business news section.
GoLocalProv writes, “At a time when the stock market is at record levels and in a state of upheaval, and the state touts low unemployment while facing a range of complex business issues, the Providence Journal has decided to surrender business coverage to the competing media in the market. For two consecutive weeks, there were no Sunday business articles written by the Providence Journal staff and only one local article was published by Lilli Paknis as a ‘special to the Providence Journal.’
“Former Providence Journal reporter and columnist M. Charles Bakst had previously taken to Facebook to question, ‘No knock on Lilli Paknis, whom I have never met and whose title is ‘Special to the Journal,’ but who are these people? I remember when the Journal employed full-time reporters with salaries and benefit…’
“Paknis according to her bio on LinkedIn is a 2015 graduate of the University of Rhode Island and is a substitute elementary school teacher in Marion, MA where she lives.
“The business section on recent Sundays did feature a San Jose Mercury News story titled, ‘Personal Tech Comes of Age’ and an Associated Press story ‘Equifax Breach Worse than Reported.'”
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