May 9, 2010

Providence Journal Promotes Bordeleau to Deputy Executive Editor

PROVIDENCE , R.I. - Karen Bordeleau of Cranston has been named deputy executive editor of The Providence Journal. She will oversee three of the main news desks Commerce/Consumer, Futures and Justice, direct new content initiatives and assist in the administration of the News department.

"Karen brings experience, enthusiasm and vision to this new challenge," said Thomas E. Heslin, senior vice president and executive editor. "She will help shape our future as Rhode Island's leading news organization, committed to excellence in journalism and public service."

Bordeleau joined the staff of The Providence Journal in 1996 and has worked as a reporter, copy editor, section editor, assistant city editor and assistant managing editor for the newspaper and Most recently, she served as managing editor for administration, where she oversaw the production of the daily and Sunday newspapers as well as the business, sports and news copy desks.

Bordeleau has directed the implementation of various newsroom initiatives in recent years, including development of the online calendar, Projothebeat and the resection and redesign of The Providence Journal. Named The Providence Journal Desk Editor of the Year in 2000, she has guided the production and editing of a range of projects and stories over the years, including the "Forged by Fire" series on the Station fire and The Journal's 175th anniversary section.

An adjunct professor of journalism at Emerson College, in Boston, Mass., and the University of Rhode Island, Bordeleau also has served on the adjunct faculties of Northeastern University and Bryant University. Before starting her Journal career, she was the managing editor of The Kent County Daily Times in West Warwick and The Call in Woonsocket. She is past president of both the New England Associated Press News Executives Association and the New England Society of Newspaper Editors. As a member of NESNE, she participated in three foreign exchanges with Russian and Iranian journalists.

Bordeleau holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a master's degree in political science with highest distinction from the University of Rhode Island.

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