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October 16, 2017

Blumenthal Calls On FCC To Quiet Trump’s Press Threats

by Jack Kramer | October 16, 2017 12:47pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday asked the Federal Communication Commission to pledge to uphold the First Amendment amidst a series of tweets from President Donald Trump threatening to revoke broadcaster licenses.

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October 11, 2017

Election Season Has Arrived! Vote.CTNewsJunkie.com Is Here For You

by Doug Hardy | October 11, 2017 2:00pm

shutterstock November 7 is approaching fast and Vote.CTNewsJunkie.com, our Voter Guide & Candidate Questionnaire site, is back for a second time to help you navigate your local elections.

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September 27, 2017

The Opioid Crisis Is ‘Bigger Than We Think’

by Jack Kramer | September 27, 2017 11:45am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT – When Dr. Daren Anderson began practicing medicine in the late 1990s not many doctors had heard about the opioid crisis.

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September 15, 2017

OP-ED | New Study Finds Influence of Bogus News Outlets Increasing

by Barth Keck | September 15, 2017 5:30am

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Amid the many stories surrounding Hurricane Irma as it approached the United States last week were these inane and downright preposterous items:

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August 18, 2017

OP-ED | State Bill Endorses Media Literacy for Students; Adults Need It, Too

by Barth Keck | August 18, 2017 5:30am

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While Connecticut legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy were busy with budget battles this summer, other news from Hartford slipped through the cracks.

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July 21, 2017

OP-ED | Post-Accountability: Now, The Buck Stops Nowhere

by Barth Keck | July 21, 2017 5:30am

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Post-accountability. That’s the word I predicted would be 2017’s “word of the year.” It seemed a reasonable follow-up to last year’s winners.

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July 17, 2017

Himes Calls For More White House Press Briefings

by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2017 11:30am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo There have been fewer on-camera press briefings over the past few months at the White House as animosity between the Trump administration and the news media has increased, but U.S. Rep. Jim Himes would like to see more.

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June 15, 2017

OP-ED | The Legislature Should Not Censor CT-N

by Dan Klau | June 15, 2017 4:00pm

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The Connecticut General Assembly recently issued a Request for Proposals concerning the operation of CT-N — the Connecticut Television Network. As presently written, this RFP would dramatically restrict CT-N’s ability to cover Executive and Judicial Branch proceedings, which CT-N has covered for many years. Even more startling, the RFP would give the General Assembly extensive editorial control over the content of CT-N programming.

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May 26, 2017

OP-ED | Roger Ailes Left an Indelible Mark on TV Journalism - Unfortunately

by Barth Keck | May 26, 2017 5:30am

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If Facebook has taught me anything, it’s that thoughtful political debate is an endangered species. People now just dig in their heels, broadcast their opinions, and don’t budge an inch.

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April 27, 2017

Bipartisanship Prevails Over Where CT-N’s Cameras Should Be Pointed

by Christine Stuart | April 27, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — They’re unable to agree on a budget, but Republicans and Democrats agree that the Connecticut Television Network cameras should be pointed at them.

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