List of newspapers in Rhode IslandRhode Island is the smallest state among all of the states in the USA. It is a state in the New England Region. The state goes by the nickname of "Ocean State" in reference to the large bays that make up 14% of its total area. The state might be the smallest among all of the states in the USA, but the state is very rich in newsworthy stories from the colonial era to the growth in the modern era. In fact, the state hosts 36 newspaper publishers. The Providence Journal, the biggest newspaper in Rhode Island ranks 69th among the 100 largest newspapers in the USA. We've listed the top 10 newspapers in Rhode Island.