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 content is published in ten languages: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian 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, immigration, veterans affairs, and developmental and intellectual disabilities, among others. They are told with data, expert input, and, importantly, the personal experiences of Rhode Islanders.

Ocean State Stories adheres to a clearly defined set of Editorial Standards. Read the Standards.

Ocean State Stories benefits from the wisdom and perspectives of a diverse Advisory Board. Members are leaders in their respective communities and will meet periodically and be available at other times for advice as needed.

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, and the Warwick Beacon. Our online publication partners (with whom we share our content and vice-versa) include ecoRI News, East Greenwich News, RINewsToday, Rhode Island Current and The Providence Eye. All content copyright 2023 and 2024 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.

Winner of the 2024 Silver Anthem Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Public Service.

Correspondence Address: Ocean State Stories, Salve Regina University, 100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island 02840. Our offices are located at the Pell Center, Young Building, 518 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island.