FBI Mob Tapes Latest In WPRI’s Digital Series

An audio recording by the FBI inside a home in a quiet Massachusetts neighborhood captured the secret induction ceremony of a Mafia crime family as they took the oath of secrecy to join La Costa Nostra. That recording is the subject of the latest episode of the digital-only series, 12 On 12, by WPRI, Nextar’s CBS affiliate in Providence, R.I.

DMA 56: PROVIDENCE, RI

Assault Charges Dropped Against WPRI Anchor

DMA 56: PROVIDENCE, RI

WPRI Anchor Arrested In Bar Fight

DMA 53: PROVIDENCE, RI

WPRI Builds Street Cred The Old-Fashioned Way

Ted Nesi and Dan McGowan pound the City Hall and police beats and more as digital-first reporters at WPRI, Nexstar’s CBS affiliate in Providence, R.I. And while the two news hounds have been watchdogs in target-rich Rhode Island way too long to be called “innovative,” they’re now part of a growing trend: local stations using digital journalists to strengthen their enterprise reporting.

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WPRI First On Facebook In Providence

Nexstar’s CBS affiliate in Providence, R.I., has almost 780,000 actions on social, 25% of the total engagement generated by the DMA (No. 52), with more than 3.1 million social actions. Lee Dooley, WPRI’s digital director, thinks part of the station’s success on Facebook is that it serves its audience with quality content wherever they are.

DMA 52: PROVIDENCE, RI

WPRI Gets First ‘Skype Seat’ Question At W.H.

Last week White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced the James Brady briefing room would be equipped with four seats meant for reporters who live outside Washington — so-called Skype seats. The first reporter called on at today’s briefing was reporter Kim Kalunian of Nexstar’s CBS affiliate WPRI Providence, R.I.

DMA 52: PROVIDENCE, RI

Former WPRI Reporter Glenn Laxton Dies At 74

DMA 53

WPRI Providence Reporter Sean Daly Retiring

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Fire Chiefs (And Hydrants) Behaving Badly

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The Pressure Of Being A Local TV Preditor

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Sweeps: Police Rights, Tactics; The Newest Drug

DMA 53 (PROVIDENCE, RI)

Tatevik Aprikyan Joins WPRI As Reporter

DMA 53 (PROVIDENCE, RI)

News Anchor Susan Roberts Out At WPRI

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Providence Old Media Slow On New Media

In Rhode Island’s capital, the traditional media outlets are mired in what one expert calls “an analog mindset,” but a number of small independent startups are willing and eager to fill in the gaps in digital coverage left by the market’s TV stations and newspaper.

DMA 53

WPRI, Providence Journal In Weather Partnership

LIN-owned CBS affiliate WPRI Providence, R.I. (DMA 53), and the Belo-owned Providence Journal and Eyewitness News have launched a new multimedia weather partnership. WPRI’s Live Pinpoint Doppler 12 weather team will be the local broadcast weather source for the Providence Journal; providing daily weather information for the weather page in the newspaper and on providencejournal.com. […]

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WJAR Claims Victory, WPRI Says Not So Fast

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WJAR, WPRI Locked In News Ratings War

DMA 53

WPRI Providence Anchor Erin Kennedy Out

DMA 53

WPRI Providence Stages Footage Of Golf Win

DMA 53

Providence Stations Poised To Air HD News

WJAR, the NBC affiliate in Providence, R.I., is aiming to be the first station in the market with high-definition news, but others won’t be far behind as WPRI (CBS), WNAC (Fox) and WLNE (ABC) are also gearing up.

DMA 53

Longtime WPRI Anchor Karen Adams Retiring