Howard G. Sutton is Publisher of The Providence Journal and President and Chief Executive Officer of The Providence Journal Company. He was Chairman of The Providence Journal Board of Directors from 2000 to 2008. Sutton is a Past President of the New England Newspaper Association, a member of The Audit Bureau of Circulations Board, Chair of Crossroads Rhode Island, on the Board of The Academic Decathlon, and a trustee of Salve Regina University.
Sutton holds an undergraduate degree in history from Notre Dame University and an M.B.A. from Providence College. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School P.M.D. program.
[RI 0101] - Part 1: Intro and Contribution (3:29)
Howard Sutton; chairman, publisher, president, CEO; The Providence Journal started at The Journal in 1973 as a statistician in the circulation department. Sutton says Rhode Island citizenry depends on the Journal to tell them “what is going on and what they should do about it.”
[RI 0102] - Part 2: Strategic Changes (5:13)
Howard Sutton; chairman, publisher, president, CEO; The Providence Journal, says, “The Journal wants to be the company that people think [about] when they want to know what’s going on.” Sutton says The Journal’s 160 fulltime news employees are more numerous than all the other Rhode Island news providers combined – print, broadcasters and cable.
[RI 0103] - Part 3: Adaptation & the Future (7:02)
Howard Sutton; chairman, publisher, president, CEO; The Providence Journal, Sutton says The Journal aims be “at the forefront of supporting change” with a special emphasis on “supplying what readers need.” Sutton says The Journal expects to be successful if the newspaper “listens to our readers and our advertisers” and supplies them what they want.
[RI 0104] - Part 4: Prospects and Preparation (1:37)
Howard Sutton; chairman, publisher, president, CEO; The Providence Journal, says, persons seeking newspaper jobs should “be prepared for change.” Sutton says the newspaper business is exciting, but we are an industry “wondering what we are going to be,” he says.