Monday Media Miscellany: Heslin’s back at the ProJo
Here’s Monday Media Miscellany, a regular rundown of media-related items. (You’re welcome to send me tips, suggestions, etc. at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org):
— Liberal activist David Segal, the former state rep and former congressional candidate, was among those cheering the demise last week of the PIPA and SOPA bills. Via e-mail, Segal called it “a huge win for the Internet, its users, and democracy.”
— As expected, ProJo executive editor Tom Heslin has returned to work, reportedly on a part-time basis.
— Speaking of Fountain Street, former ProJo scribe Mark Arsenault is all over the casino beat for the Boston Globe.
— Scott Pickering, ex of Patch, has returned to his previous employer, East Bay Newspapers, helping to develop a new real estate section and classifieds Web site.
— The great thing about AP scribe Erika Niedowski’s Twitter feed is how she mixes real news with self-effacing revelations — like how her cell phone fell in the toilet and then kept calling her boss on speed-dial.
— Who knew? Jenni Schick, an American Idol contestant with Rhode Island ties, as we learned in the Saturday ProJo, is the daughter of former Providence Newspaper Guild administrator Tim Schick.