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February 5, 2015

Connecticut Officials Request More Information About Anthem Data Breach

by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2015 12:59pm

The state of Connecticut is asking Anthem Inc. for more information about a data breach that may have compromised the personal information of tens of millions of its customers.

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February 1, 2015

OP-ED | Deflated Judgment: Internet Brings Out the Worst in ‘Journalism’

by Barth Keck | February 1, 2015 10:40pm

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NOTE: I am a fan of the New England Patriots, thus indicating potential bias in the views expressed below. In other words, “confirmation bias” might be at work here. But more on that in a minute.

The media circus known as “Deflategate” served as quite the distraction before the Super Bowl, but it also had one positive effect – it taught enlightened media consumers some important lessons:

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January 27, 2015

OP-ED | Missing the Joke - the Science of Satire

by Barth Keck | January 27, 2015 10:30pm

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Recently, several of my students were confused by a question on a Media Literacy test.

The question involved a cartoon by Andy Singer titled “Advertising in Literature” in which he imagines classic novels like “The Grapes of Wrath” incorporating statements such as, “Tom Joad leaned down and untied the laces of his new yellow Nike Air Jordans.”

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January 22, 2015

Courant Seeks To Unseal Documents In Rowland Case

by Christine Stuart | January 22, 2015 1:17pm

shutterstock The Hartford Courant is seeking a federal court’s permission to intervene to unseal documents in a sentencing dispute involving former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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January 12, 2015

OP-ED | Going Viral Shouldn’t Drive News Coverage

by Barth Keck | January 12, 2015 9:39am

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As my wife and I recently toured the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., I learned something I never knew about the artist: He was painstakingly meticulous when painting his iconic scenes of Americana.

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December 29, 2014

ANALYSIS | Paywall Could Diminish Hartford Courant’s Watchdog Role

by Matt DeRienzo | December 29, 2014 5:30am


The newspaper industry needs more experiments in how to grow the revenue that funds local journalism. We’ve lost hundreds of reporters in recent years following the decline in print advertising and circulation, and companies’ failure to replace it with enough digital revenue.

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December 23, 2014

Frontier Customers Vent, Company Executives Promise Better Service

by Cara Rosner | December 23, 2014 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N Frontier Communications customers got the chance to voice their complaints directly to company officials Monday during a meeting of the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

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October 31, 2014

Esty’s Hometown Paper Backs Greenberg, As Newtown Bee Praises Sandy Hook Response

by Matt DeRienzo | October 31, 2014 1:00pm

A weekly newspaper in 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s hometown is backing Republican Mark Greenberg’s challenge to the first-term incumbent’s re-election bid.

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October 29, 2014

Malloy Seeks To Boost Favorability With His Latest Ads

by Hugh McQuaid | October 29, 2014 11:00am

Screengrab Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election campaign is trying to soften his image with two television ads in the final week before the election.

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October 21, 2014

Malloy Blames The Media

by Christine Stuart | October 21, 2014 4:30am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy blamed the media Monday for not convincing his Republican opponent Tom Foley to turn over his state tax returns.

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