August 4, 2015
by Doug Hardy | August 4, 2015 11:37pm
We are happy to report that readers came through and helped us reach our end-of-the-session fundraising goal. We had set a target of $6,500 and we hit that number Tuesday on our way to an eight-day total of $6,833 . . .
August 3, 2015
by Matt DeRienzo | August 3, 2015 10:22am
As CTNewsJunkie celebrates a decade of existence this summer, it’s a good time to emphasize two things: Its reporting on state government and politics is needed more than ever, and its community of readers will need to rally behind it if CTNewsJunkie is going to survive in a rapidly changing media world.
July 30, 2015
CTNewsJunkie Turns 10: Journalism Hangs In the Balance of Readers’ Preferences ... and Their Wallets
by Christine Stuart | July 30, 2015 12:05am
The latest employment numbers and revenue data from the newspaper industry paint an ugly picture.
The American Society of News Editors reports that from 2014 to 2015, the industry saw its first double-digit percentage drop in newsroom jobs since the recession in 2008. The downward curve in the employment chart is looking like a cliff again, in spite of a growing economy.
July 21, 2015
by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | July 21, 2015 10:29am
The first debate of the 2016 presidential election is just weeks away, and I for one am looking forward to it.
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June 12, 2015
by Sarah Darer Littman | June 12, 2015 11:00am
According to the CT General Assembly website, an implementer is a “bill that changes statutes to put into effect or ‘implement’ the provisions of the adopted state budget.”
June 5, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | June 5, 2015 8:45am
The gavel came down at last, and the 2015 regular session of the General Assembly is in the history books. So as legislators and reporters collapse in exhaustion after yet another marathon run, who came out on top? Who saw their hopes crushed? Let’s find out.
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