Projo Takes Another Hit: Fitzpatrick Leaves for Post at Roger Williams University
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Fitzpatrick joins RWU after 28 years as a reporter, editor and columnist, including 16 years at The Providence Journal and eight years as its political columnist.
“I’ve been watching a compelling story unfold at Roger Williams University, and I am looking forward to being part of this ambitious effort,” said Fitzpatrick.
SLIDES: Where Former Projo Stars are Today
“Far from the ivory tower, the University is meeting Rhode Islanders where they live – in places such as Central Falls and Pawtucket. As a native Rhode Islander, I find that approach inspiring," continued Fitzpatrick. "As a journalist who has chronicled the state’s challenges over the years, I find that approach most welcome.”
RWU on Fitzpatrick
“We recognized that we needed a strong and unimpeachable voice to carry the message that RWU is building the university the world needs now, through a set of programs and initiatives quite unlike what people have historically expected from universities,” said Roger Williams President Donald J. Farish. “I can think of no better or more respected person to deliver that message than Ed Fitzpatrick.”
Related Slideshow: Where the Former Projo Stars Are Today
Take a look at where the top Providence Journal writers and reporters from the 1990s and 2000s are now reporting. UPDATED April, 2017
Airlines Reporter for Associated Press
Formerly ABC News correspondent - he is often the expert being quoted around airline strikes to plance crashes.
Photo: News Media Guild
New York Times
Barry was part of the young gun investigative group at the Journal in the early 1990s that won a Pulitzer for the investigation into Chief Justice Thomas Fay, and also investigated Cianci’s Nick Ricamo and others.
He was a Pulitzer Feature Writing finalist at the NY Times for his portfolio of "closely observed pieces that movingly capture how the great recession is changing lives and relationships in America.”
Washington Bureau Chief at the Boston Globe
He also has served as Metro political editor and as a healthcare reporter on the Business Desk.
Rowland covered Providence City Hall (among a number of assignments) during his Projo years.
LA Times (formerly)
Teaching in Hungry
Starkman previously was an editor at Columbia Journalism Review, Wall Street Journal and GoLocal. Starkman was part of the investigative team in 1994 at the Projo that won a Pulitzer.
An award-winning journalist and media critic, he is the author of 2014's “The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism.” Before leaving for Europe he was the Wall Street reporter for the LA Times.
USA Today (formerly
Since leaving the Providence Journal, he has had stints at Long Island's Newsday and The Denver Post.
At USA Today, Frank was a 2012 Pulitzer finalist "for his sharply focused exploration of inflated pensions for state and local employees, enhancing stories with graphic material to show how state legislators pump up retirement benefits in creative but unconscionable ways."
The Weekly Standard
The Weekly Standard
Terzian is literary editor of The Weekly Standard. In the 1990's he served as the editorial page writer for the Providence Journal. In his career, he has been a writer and editor at Reuters, newspapers in Alabama and Kentucky, the New Republic, and the Los Angeles Times.
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
She was a pitbull State House reporter at the Providence Journal and has made a mark at the New England office of the Wall Street Journal.
She was part of the reporting team that was a Pulitzer Finalist in 2014 for a series called "Deadly Medicine," a stellar reporting project that documented the significant cancer risk to women of a common surgery and prompted a change in the prescribed medical treatment.
Once the State House reporter at the Providence Journal, today at the Post, Kevin is a longtime foreign correspondent who has been based in Tokyo, Mexico City and London, and also served as the Post’s Sunday and Features Editor.
He won a Pulitzer for international reporting with the Post in 2003, along with Mary Jordan, for their "exposure of horrific conditions in Mexico's criminal justice system and how they affect the daily lives of people."
New York Times
Pulitzer Prize winner in 2017.
Chivers is a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, where he "contributes to the Foreign and Investigative desks of The Times on conflict, politics, crime and human rights from Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Russia, Georgia, Chechnya and elsewhere on a wide range of assignments."
His assignments are far from his political coverage in Providence City Hall and the State House.
Today she serves as the political editor at the Globe and oversees coverage of the State House, City Hall, and Massachusetts politics. She was a political and State House reporter at the Providence Journal.
Peoples has become a top political reporter and the lead on Presidential coverage at the Associated Press. In 2012, he covered the Mitt Romney campaign. After he left the Providence Journal he covered politics for Roll Call and contributed to GoLocal.
Executive Editor, News and Strategy at Computer World
Mingis has risen through the ranks at the high tech pub and has served as the Apple expert and the online editor for Computer World, which is a different world from being the lead city reporter cover Buddy Cianci in the 1990s. He was the reporter who broke the infamous DiPrete Cranston Land Deal.
- NEW: A.H. Belo Announces Providence Journal for Sale
- Governor Chafee Condemns Providence Journal’s Rewrite of OpEd
- Providence Journal Sold to GateHouse, Sources Tell GoLocal
- NEW: Providence Journal’s California Sister Paper Sold for $27M
- Providence Journal’s Parent Company A.H. Belo Suffers More Losses
- Providence Journal Takes Ads from Cadillac Lounge and Targets High School Students
- Providence Journal Ad Revenue Plummets Again
- Attorney General: Providence Journal Operating Illegally
- NEW: Providence Journal’s Web Site Down Since Monday
- It’s Official: Providence Journal is Sold
- Cianci Coverage in the Providence Journal
- NEW: Providence Journal Building Has Been Sold
- Fecteau: The Providence Journal Editorial Board is Wrong on the Iran Deal
- Providence Journal Editorials Attack NRA, Then Paper Accepts Their Advertising
- Providence Journal Hires Top Lobbyist to Protect Mandate on Legal Notices
- Providence Journal Publishes Social Security Number on the Front Page
- 10 Things You Can Buy for $2 Besides the Providence Journal
- Projo Outsourcing to India, Offers More Buyouts to Staff to “Reduce Payroll Expenses”
- Tom Kenney: A Journalist Takes a Shortcut With Facts, Makes ProJo Look Like National Enquirer
- Former Projo Editor Whitcomb: “Providence Came Back in Spite of Buddy”
- Projo’s Parent Company’s Stock is Downgraded by Citi
- Riley: Providence Journal and Seth Magaziner Perfect Together
- NEW: ProJo Union Calls Out GateHouse for Secret Healthcare Rollbacks
- Battle Brewing Over the Value of Projo Building - Major Implications
- Cheat Sheet 18, FBI Files: Big Mob Hit, Projo Asks RFK for FBI’s Files, Trouble from “Irishman”
- Projo Ridicules Legislator as “No Show” While He is at Military Service
- Projo’s Owner Got a $1 Million Raise, Amidst Layoffs and Buyouts
- Boston Lawyer and Projo Writer to Challenge Speaker Mattiello
- ProJo Pulls Gregg from State House - What is GateHouse Thinking?
- Projo Raising Subscription Price While Slashing Staff, Gregg’s Status in Flux
- Supreme Court Strikes Down Projo’s Effort to Gain Access to Caleb Chafee’s Records
- ProJo’s Donaldson Gets Taught What a Rebound is By Baylor Player
- GoLocalProv Charges Providence Journal with “Free Riding” on Stories
- Moore: Projo Kept Public In the Dark on 38 Studios
- ProJo Held Key 38 Studios Story At Request of EDC
- New England Media Changes - Globe, Cumulus, Sports Radio and Projo
- Where the Former Projo Stars Are Today
- Cheat Sheet 12, FBI Files: Patriarca and Robert Kennedy, $1M Suit Against Projo
- UPDATED: Projo Shrinks by 82%, Comic Con Controversy, and Yes, TV is Next
- Projo’s Editorial “R.I. Must Change” is Pure Hypocrisy
- Teamsters at ProJo File Federal Complaint Against Newspaper’s Owner GateHouse
- Will the Projo Move to a Paolino Building, Stay Put or Move Out of Prov
- WPRI Reporter Calls Out Providence Journal for Plagiarism - 2nd Time in 10 Days
- NEW: Providence Journal to Double Single Copy Price
- Putman Leaves WJAR, Pelletier Leaves Providence Journal