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Fitzpatrick named projo's political columnist

PROVIDENCE, RI — Providence Journal Staff Writer Edward R. Fitzpatrick of Providence has been named the new political columnist for The Providence Journal and projo.com. “Ed will bring to …

PROVIDENCE, RI — Providence Journal Staff Writer Edward R. Fitzpatrick of Providence has been named the new political columnist for The Providence Journal and projo.com.

“Ed will bring to this assignment a great understanding of the political landscape in Rhode Island. He is a respected journalist with a great eye for news, and an understanding of how the blogosphere is an important factor in the realm of politics,” said Thomas E. Heslin, interim executive editor at The Providence Journal. “This is a challenging and exciting era for media and politics, and Ed Fitzpatrick is going to make his mark,” added Heslin.

Fitzpatrick, who has 20 years of experience as a reporter and editor at daily newspapers, joined The Providence Journal Company in 2000. He most recently covered the state and federal courts in Rhode Island. Before joining the Journal, he was a reporter at The Hartford (Conn.) Courant and the Albany (N.Y.) Times Union and was city editor of The Saratogian in Sarasota Springs, N.Y. Fitzpatrick also covered city hall for the The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, N.Y. and was a reporter for The Post-Star in Glens Falls, N.Y.

Fitzpatrick holds a dual Bachelor of Science Degree in political science and magazine journalism from Syracuse University where he was awarded the Wolseley Award for magazine journalism.

About The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal is part of A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC). A. H. Belo, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a distinguished news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and a diverse group of Web sites.

A.H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas’ leading newspaper and winner of eight Pulitzer Prizes since 1986; The Providence (R.I.) Journal, the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the U.S. and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes; The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.), serving southern California’s Inland Empire region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record Chronicle in Texas. The company publishes various specialty publications targeting niche audiences, young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market. The company’s partnerships and/or investments include Yahoo! Newspaper Consortium and Classified Ventures, owner of cars.com. A. H. Belo also owns direct mail and commercial printing businesses.

Additional information is available at www.ahbelo.com.

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