About CTNewsJunkie

You read your local newspapers every morning and afternoon. You watch the AP wire throughout the day. Your magazines sit in a high, teetering stack.

Still, your animal is hungry.

Introducing CTNewsJunkie.com, a Connecticut news site that understands the usual media offerings just aren’t enough. Updated daily, CTNewsJunkie features original reporting on state politics, public policy, the courts, and also a healthy focus on our struggling health care system.

Not mere observation. No half-cocked rants. And no regurgitated drivel already recorded in a million other outlets.

We’re offering professionally gathered news you can’t find anywhere else. Whether it’s the latest dirt on a grandstanding senator or a tasty morsel about a gubernatorial candidate  --  give us a week. We’ll be part of your habit.

CTNewsJunkie.com.

Because you need it. Bad.

About the editor

 

Christine Stuart became editor of CTNewsJunkie in early 2006 after nearly four years as a reporter at The Journal Inquirer in Manchester. At the JI, Stuart covered a variety of beats including the city of East Hartford, the state's scandal-ridden trash authority, and a regional water commission, as well as other towns, police news, and politics. Prior to that, she covered education and transportation issues at the state Capitol for the Hartford Advocate. Stuart also worked as a summer youth reading and writing instructor for Our Piece of the Pie in Hartford.

Stuart grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. “Christine is one of the hardest working reporters I know,” CTNewsJunkie founding editor Dan Levine said. You can reach her here. You can also follow her work on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About the business manager

 

Doug Hardy is both husband and business partner to CTNewsJunkie Editor-in-Chief Christine Stuart. He is the company's business manager and handles advertising and marketing services, fundraising, promotional activities, and anything else that comes up. Hardy worked as a reporter and editor at several newspapers from the late 1980s through 2011, when he left his last print news job as an associate editor at the Journal Inquirer to join his wife building CTNewsJunkie.com into a sustainable, growing enterprise on a full-time basis. They live in West Hartford with their 2-year-old daughter, Caitlin. Hardy also worked as a youth business manager and journalism instructor at Our Piece of the Pie in Hartford, where he helped teens publish a quarterly print magazine called Echoes from the Streets. You can reach him here as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Meet our op-ed contributors

 

Susan Bigelow published and blogged about politics at CTLocalPolitics.com from 2005-2010. She also is a librarian and an author. Her column appears weekly and her website is The Extrahuman Union.

 

Terry Cowgill is an award-winning editor and columnist who became managing editor for theBerkshireEdge.com in March 2017. His column appears every two weeks and he also blogs at CT Devil's Advocate | Red Meat for Mushy Moderates.

 

Sarah Darer Littman writes for Hearst Newspapers and is an award-winning novelist of books for teens. Long before the financial meltdown, she worked as a securities analyst and earned her MBA in Finance from the Stern School at NYU. Her column appears twice a month and her website is here.

 

Barth Keck is an English teacher and assistant football coach who also teaches courses in journalism and media literacy at Haddam-Killingworth High School.

 

About the founding editor

 

Dan Levine launched CTNewsJunkie in 2005 after logging six years covering Connecticut news, including stints as state Capitol reporter at the Connecticut Law Tribune and at the Hartford Advocate. A Chicago native, Levine is now based in San Francisco and works as West Coast legal correspondent for Reuters. Follow Dan on Twitter here.

 

About CTTechJunkie.com

 

CTTechJunkie.com, like CTNewsJunkie.com, is a publication of Dig and Scoop LLC and was launched in 2011 to fill a void in traditional news coverage in Connecticut. Its niche is technology, where Connecticut companies are leading the way in many areas. The site's lead reporter/analyst is Lon Seidman, who is an admitted early-adopter of new gadgets and a creative thinker with respect to technology's impact on economic models. Seidman is now spending most of his time reviewing technology on his youtube channel, Lon.tv where he has more than 133,000 subscribers. You can reach Lon on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ as well.

 

About the Morning Coffee 
& Politics email edition

 

The Morning Coffee & Politics email blast was launched in 2011 as a way to expand CTNewsJunkie's offerings with a capitol insider's edgy, sometimes snarky take on the events of the previous day and a look forward at the day ahead. MCP's lead writer is Melissa Ozols, a former policy aide with a wonk's expertise in a variety of areas and a keen understanding of how policy is actually produced at the Capitol. This email service is free and by signing up, you will help us create sustainable new media jobs in Connecticut.

 

About the Friday Night Fix! email edition

 

The Friday Night Fix! email blast was launched in 2008 as a way to spark traffic growth and to connect with more readers around the state. It's a review of the week in politics with an eye toward aggregating interesting interviews and political discussions in a variety of different mediums. The good news is that it worked - the Friday Night Fix email helped CTNewsJunkie land its first advertiser and we've never looked back. Former CTNewsJunkie intern Kristi Allen is compiling the FNF for us each week. This email service also is free and by signing up to receive it, you will help us create sustainable new media jobs in Connecticut.