About Ocean State Stories

Ocean State Stories is a media outlet from Salve Regina University’s Pell Center serving all of Rhode Island and the many diverse communities that comprise our state. Publishing weekly at the outset, we bring journalism on issues of importance to our statewide audiences – and all of our original content is published in both English and Spanish. We are non-profit, non-partisan, and free.

Our focus is journalism about issues that often are neglected or under-reported — stories that explore healthcare, education, public policy, socioeconomic and racial disparities and injustices, domestic violence, food and housing insecurities, the environment, agriculture, ageism, suicide prevention, mental health, veterans affairs, and developmental and intellectual disabilities, among others. They are told with data, expert input, and, importantly, the personal experiences of Rhode Islanders.

Directed by journalist and author G. Wayne Miller, co-host of the national PBS/SiriusXM show Story in the Public Square with Pell Center director Jim Ludes, Ocean State Stories is a 501(c)(3) organization made possible by The Pell Center staff, Salve’s Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs, a growing corps of paid freelancers, and a dedicated group of Salve work-study students. Much of our content is also published by our media partners, including the Cranston Herald, Johnston SunRise, the Warwick Beacon, The Westerly Sun and The Woonsocket Call. All content copyright 2023 by Salve Regina University.

Proud member of Society of Professional Journalists, Online News Association, New England First Amendment Coalition, Alliance of Nonprofit News Outlets (ANNO), and LION Publishers, Local, Independent, Online News.