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July 1, 2016

CTNewsJunkie Turns 11: Because You Need It. Bad.

by Doug Hardy | July 1, 2016 2:23pm

I really don’t want to jinx it. But after 11 years of publishing, CTNewsJunkie is almost fully sustainable without outside income to fill in the gaps.

Almost.

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June 29, 2016

CTNewsJunkie Turns 11: Making Sure Real News Survives

by Steve Majerus-Collins | June 29, 2016 10:00pm

It doesn’t make a lot of sense, really, that in this age of endless information, it’s getting harder and harder to find out what’s going on.

But we all know that it’s true.

You can see the root cause quickly enough by visiting the press rooms at the state Capitol, where dozens of reporters used to pound out copy for newspapers, radio stations, and other outlets detailing the schemes and dreams of Connecticut’s leaders.

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CTNewsJunkie Turns 11: Coverage Comes at a Cost

by Jack Kramer | June 29, 2016 12:38am

In August of 2011, after 36 years as a newspaper reporter/editor at the New Haven Register I was told on a Monday morning, with no notice, I was being laid off. I was the editor — the top guy — at the Register at the time. I had worked my way up from a reporter in the Naugatuck Valley bureau, hired in 1976, to editor of the entire news operation of the second largest newspaper in the state, when I was named editor in 1996.

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June 27, 2016

CTNewsJunkie Turns 11: Watchdog Journalists Need Community Backing

by Matt DeRienzo | June 27, 2016 11:23pm

As CTNewsJunkie celebrates 11 years in business 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.

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June 26, 2016

ANALYSIS | As Newspapers Face Continued Losses, Journalism Hangs In the Balance

by Christine Stuart | June 26, 2016 10:53pm

The Pew Research Center’s latest study of newspapers once again provides us with an image of an unfolding disaster. Reporting for Pew, Michael Barthel wrote that “for newspapers, 2015 might as well have been a recession year.”

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June 14, 2016

OP-ED | Welcome to the Era of Incendiary Rhetoric and Unsubstantiated Finger-pointing

by Barth Keck | June 14, 2016 8:00pm

It took less than 12 hours from the time the first shots were fired at the Orlando nightclub for Donald Trump to tweet the following:

“Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn’t he should immediately resign in disgrace!”

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June 10, 2016

OP-ED | Media Watch: What Will Become of The Courant?

by Terry Cowgill | June 10, 2016 5:30am

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Everyone, it seems, loves to hate corporations — unless you’re fortunate enough to have a really good job at one, or you love one of their products. Apple fans can tell you all about that.

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June 6, 2016

OP-ED | Never Secure Or Lucrative, News Reporting Is Needed Now More Than Ever

by Barth Keck | June 6, 2016 8:59am


It comes as no surprise in this era of Big Data that the top three jobs of 2016 are data scientist, statistician, and information security analyst, according to Career Cast.

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May 13, 2016

OP-ED | GOP Media Stumbles and Lysol For The UConn Foundation

by Terry Cowgill | May 13, 2016 5:30am

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Having been largely shut out of the government since M. Jodi Rell left 990 Prospect Avenue six years ago, the Republicans in the state of Connecticut are easy to make fun of. Despite modest gains in recent years, they still don’t have any seats in Congress, and they control neither legislative house in Hartford and none of the six constitutional offices. Heck, even deep-blue Massachusetts now has a Republican governor again.

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May 12, 2016

Senate Candidate Goes After Minority Leader On Social Media

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2016 10:48pm

Republicans and Democrats came to the defense of House Minority Leader Themis Klarides Thursday after Republican U.S. Senate candidate August Wolf, insulted the Republican leader on Twitter.

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