May 11, 2015
by Mitchell Pearlman | May 11, 2015 7:44am
Last year, the Connecticut Supreme Court overturned some 20 years of Freedom of Information law when it concluded that police departments need only disclose a bare minimum of arrest information (name, address, date, time and charges) pending prosecution. This ruling applies even if other arrest information is not exempt from public disclosure. The Supreme Court majority itself, however, recognized that its tortured reading of the law is in need of legislative clarification.
May 4, 2015
by Barth Keck | May 4, 2015 1:37pm
Topping the news recently were these three stories: An angry Baltimore mom demonstrates proper parenting techniques, an outspoken Pennsylvania dad schools local school leaders, and a Connecticut university president crashes a student party.
March 18, 2015
by Barth Keck | March 18, 2015 3:26pm
A recent Quinnipiac University poll that found 29 percent of American voters see Fox News as “the most trusted” source for network and cable news coverage was not surprising since it’s not the first time that’s happened.
February 5, 2015
by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2015 1:59pm
February 1, 2015
by Barth Keck | February 1, 2015 11:40pm
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:
January 27, 2015
by Barth Keck | January 27, 2015 11:30pm
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.”
January 22, 2015
by Christine Stuart | January 22, 2015 2:17pm
January 12, 2015
by Barth Keck | January 12, 2015 10:39am
December 29, 2014
by Matt DeRienzo | December 29, 2014 6:30am
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.
December 23, 2014
by Cara Rosner | December 23, 2014 6:30am