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Telly Award-Winning “Story in the Public Square” Program Has Expanded Weekly Broadcasts

November 12, 2018

NEWPORT, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 12, 2018--The Telly Award-winning series “Story in the Public Square” has expanded its broadcasting in major markets across America. The show now airs in 20 of the top 25 markets across America, 37 of the top 50 markets and 66 of the top 100.

A partnership of The Providence Journal and the Pell Center at Salve Regina University, the program provides insights and perspectives into culture, politics and current national and international events from diverse storytellers of every variety and in any media—from acclaimed journalists, filmmakers, authors, photographers, scholars, activists, historians, musicians and more.

“Story in the Public Square” is a weekly 30-minute public television program that tries to make sense of the stories shaping public life in the United States and abroad. The show is hosted by G. Wayne Miller, Staff Writer at The Providence Journal and Jim Ludes, Executive Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University.

“While we explore topics of significance to us as individuals and fellow citizens of a complex world, we are also mindful that the best discussions are not only spirited but often fun, “ Miller said. “Story in the Public Square has built a strong audience in the southern New England market, and we expect viewers coast-to-coast will embrace it as well. And it certainly will help build the GateHouse Media brand, as GateHouse has a strong presence in many of these same regions.”

“We created this show to shine a light on some of the unspoken assumptions and unconsidered myths that dominate public life in the United States,” said Ludes. The program won a 2018 Telly Award for excellence in general politics/commentary for the final episode of its first year on the air on Rhode Island PBS, and the program is supported by weekly podcast versions and Miller’s regular Inside Story columns for The Providence Journal.

Thirteen guests are appearing on the first national season of Story in the Public Square, with national season two set to begin in January. Upcoming programs include Daphne Matziaraki and her Academy Award-nominated short documentary about the refugee crisis in Europe and CJ Chivers, New York Times staff writer, Pulitzer winner and author of the recent best-selling book, “The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

The audio version of the series is broadcast multiple times each weekend on SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States) channel.

Story in the Public Square:

On the Web: www.StoryInThePublicSquare.com

On Twitter: @pubstory

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StoryInThePublicSquare/

On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9AgsEnJGAgXqTMp2CxA-4w

About GateHouse Media

GateHouse Media, headquartered in Pittsford, New York, is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Media Investment Group Inc., which is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing and business services. GateHouse Media is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, as measured by its 145 daily publications. As of September 30, 2018, the company operates in over 555 markets across 37 states, reaching over 23 million people on a weekly basis and serves over 221,000 business customers.

For more information regarding GateHouse Media, please visit www.gatehousemedia.com.

About the Pell Center at Salve Regina University

The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy is a think tank on the Salve Regina University campus in historic Newport, Rhode Island. Its programs on domestic and international issues are designed to generate new ideas, to expand public understanding of important issues and, ultimately, to help the public and its leaders make better decisions. Dedicated to honoring Sen. Claiborne Pell’s legacy, the center promotes American engagement in the world, effective government at home and civic participation by all Americans. We accomplish this through research and publications, public events and media programs that run throughout the year.

For more information regarding the Pell Center, please visit www.pellcenter.org.

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CONTACT: GateHouse Media

Lori Catron, Vice President Marketing Strategy & Communications

386-265-6830

lcatron@gatehousemedia.com

or

Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy

Salve Regina University

Erin Demers, Communications Assistant

401-341-7462

erin.demers@salve.edu

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