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Monday Media Miscellany: Heslin’s back at the ProJo

January 23, 2012

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.

— Ex-ProJo scribe Arthur Sulzberger, presumed heir to the throne at the New York Times, got a lot of flak (h/t Poynter) for his recent riff on the difficulty of being a vegetarian in the Midwest.

— 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.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Thom_C permalink
    January 23, 2012 3:49 pm

    For those of us who know Tim Schick from the Follies, its obvious that daughter Jenni gets her talent from her mom, Naomi.

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