A.H. Belo Exploring Sale of Providence Paper

"I'm shocked and surprised!" said no one.

To absolutely no one’s surprise, A.H. Belo, parent company of the Morning News, has announced that it’s looking to sell the Providence Journal. As we said last month when it unloaded the Press-Enterprise, in Riverside, California, this is a good thing. As Belo retrenches, the News should only get stronger. Here’s what chairman, president, and CEO Jim Moroney said in the release: “The Providence Journal is an important financial contributor to our Company, and the newspaper’s commitment to the citizens of Providence and Rhode Island is unmatched. However, with A.H. Belo’s focus on investing and growing in Dallas, it makes sense to explore this opportunity.” Now the only question is whether Moroney can trick Aaron Kushner into over-paying for this newspaper, too.


  • Providence Pen

    I can’t think of one person here who isn’t hoping that A.H. Belo finds a buyer for The Providence Journal very soon. Nothing against the city of Dallas or the state of Texas, but this newspaper has been under a reign of terror since 1997. It’s time for A.H. to ride off into the sunset. And I’m sure y’all will be happy to rid yourself of the Providence paper. So the feeling is mutual.

    • Tim Rogers

      Listen, let’s just go our separate ways. You guys can keep everything. All we need is just this ashtray. And this paddle game. The ashtray and the paddle game and that’s all we need. And this remote control. The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that’s all we need. … And these matches. The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control, and the paddle ball — and this lamp. The ashtray, this paddle game, and the remote control, and the lamp, and that’s all we need. We don’t need one other thing, not one. Except this chair.

  • my2cents

    Is that a :CueCat? I think those things are going to change how the internets go.

  • Providence Pen

    Sorry, we don’t have a paddle game and ball, ash tray, matches or any lamps. We do have remote controls that don’t work and some stained, beat-up chairs. You forgot the magazine. And we’ll throw in the Thermos with vinyl and stripes and a cup built right in!