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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. […]
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.