The Boston Globe is expanding its Rhode Island coverage, the paper says.
Three Providence journalists are now officially a remote part of the Globe’s newsroom, Nieman Lab reports.
“We saw opportunity in Rhode Island where quite honestly great newspapers like the Providence Journal were seeing significant cuts and that market is particularly engaged in news. We saw the opportunity to create a digital regional enterprise by heading down there and hiring local reporters,” Globe editor Brian McGrory said, according to Nieman Lab.
“The intention of the Globe, and definitely my intention, is to tell more of the (Rhode Island) stories and tell different stories. It’s not to hurt the Journal,” said Amanda Milkovits, according to Nieman Lab. She is one of the journalists tasked with covering Rhode Island for The Globe. Milkovits was with the Providence Journal for nearly 20 years, according to Nieman Lab.