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April 12, 2018

OP-ED | If Sinclair Comes to Connecticut, Could Bias in TV Newscasts Follow?

by Barth Keck | Apr 12, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion

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Sinclair Broadcast Group used to be a relatively obscure media company in America. Not anymore.

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March 27, 2018

SeeClickFix Celebrates 10 Years With Launch of New App

by Jack Kramer | Mar 27, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Startups | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | New Haven | Windsor | Media Matters | Public Safety

NEW HAVEN, CT — Right on the heels of celebrating its 10-year anniversary, an innovative New Haven company is launching a new global app which its co-founder said will make it much easier for its millions of users.

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March 19, 2018

Lawmakers Worry About Net Neutrality In AT&T, Time Warner Merger

by Christine Stuart | Mar 19, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Media Matters

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HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Bob Duff and Rep. Derek Slap are teaming up to ask Connecticut’s attorney general to investigate and possibly file a separate lawsuit to block the AT&T and Time Warner merger.

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March 15, 2018

OP-ED | State Education Council Promotes Media Literacy at the Perfect Time

by Barth Keck | Mar 15, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Media Matters | Opinion

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It was just another day on Facebook a few weeks back as I scrolled to a particularly provocative post:

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February 9, 2018

OP-ED | Few Risks As Connecticut Delegation Attacks GOP Over Nunes Memo

by Terry Cowgill | Feb 9, 2018 1:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Ethics | Law Enforcement | Media Matters | Opinion | White House


In recent years, Connecticut has had some loudmouths among its congressional delegation. After all, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and his predecessor in the seat, Joe Lieberman, honed their skills as state attorneys general, an office that functioned as a PR factory for both of them.

Both men loved media attention. Indeed, the space between Blumenthal and a TV camera has long been labeled the most dangerous piece of real estate in Connecticut — that is, unless Chuck Schumer is visiting.

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February 2, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Himes Blasts GOP Over Intel Memo Release

by Peter Urban | Feb 2, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Law Enforcement | Media Matters | National Security

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WASHINGTON — Representative Jim Himes, the second-leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, voiced growing anger this week as President Donald Trump appeared ready to release a Republican-drafted memo alleging serious misconduct by the FBI and Justice Department in handling the Russian investigation.

“It is full of falsehoods. It is a shoddy and poorly written memo that will be very rapidly refuted by the facts and by the 10-page memo that the Democrats wrote when we saw it,” Himes said during an interview Thursday on CNN.

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January 19, 2018

OP-ED | Nostalgia for Governor

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 19, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2006 | Election 2010 | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Opinion

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Does anyone remember the last time progressives in Connecticut were all genuinely excited about the same candidate? It’s been a long time.

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December 15, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | GOP Readies Higher Ed Overhaul; Sandy Hook Remembered; Net Neutrality Repealed

by Peter Urban | Dec 15, 2017 5:11pm
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | International Trade | Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | DC News Junkie | Education | Media Matters | White House | Newtown | Technology sector

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The House Education and Workforce Committee met over a span of 11 hours on Tuesday as Democrats sought to block approval of a Republican-sponsored bill that Representative Joe Courtney described as taking a “wrecking ball” to higher education.

In the end, Republicans passed their bill 23-17 with no Democrats in support, putting in jeopardy a popular student loan forgiveness program and leaving in place a prohibition on refinance federal student loans to a lower rate.

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December 1, 2017

Malloy Chides Trump Over Anti-Muslim Tweets, Says UConn Handled Incident Appropriately

by Christine Stuart | Dec 1, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Education | Media Matters | State Capitol | White House | Mansfield-Storrs

ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy didn’t mince his words Wednesday when asked about President Donald Trump’s retweets of three videos from a fringe group in Great Britain.

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November 16, 2017

It’s Not Magic. It’s Money - CTNewsJunkie Needs Your Support

by Christine Stuart | Nov 16, 2017 12:27am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Social Enterprises | Media Matters | Member Drive | Opinion


Recently, I had an eerie flashback to 2006. I walked into a press conference to discover I was the only one there. Eventually one other reporter showed up and it got started.

Unfortunately, I’m sometimes still the only reporter who shows up at a press conference. It happens more than anyone realizes.

But it’s always a stark reminder of why CTNewsJunkie exists.

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