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September 23, 2016

OP-ED | Striking A Pose For Openness And Efficiency?

by Terry Cowgill | September 23, 2016 5:29am

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Two stories surfaced last week that shed light on the way state government operates and the low regard some officials have for those who act as watchdogs for the people.

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August 19, 2016

OP-ED | Sexism, the Olympics, and Politics

by Barth Keck | August 19, 2016 5:30am

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Here we go again. Already exasperated from charges that the dominance of his UConn women’s basketball team might be “bad for the sport,” head coach Geno Auriemma was asked a similar question regarding his U.S. women’s Olympic team.

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August 9, 2016

OP-ED | A Lesson in Humility, Much Needed

by Barth Keck | August 9, 2016 10:00am

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The political scene in 2016 is so wacky that it’s hard to separate fact from fiction from fantasy.

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August 2, 2016

Recovery School Documentary Well Received In Branford

by Jack Kramer | August 2, 2016 3:30pm

Jack Kramer photo Moviegoers in Branford Monday were moved by a film that tracked a recovery high school in Houston and were hopeful it would kick start efforts to establish a similar school in Connecticut.

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July 21, 2016

OP-ED | American Divorce

by Susan Bigelow | July 21, 2016 10:15am

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Recently, a young man I was speaking with discovered I wrote about politics. “Which side?” he immediately asked. I hemmed and hawed, mumbling something about fairness. “Yeah, but which side?” he pressed. I admitted to favoring the left most of the time, and this satisfied him.

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July 11, 2016

OP-ED | Real Differences, Not Political Correctness, Divide America

by Barth Keck | July 11, 2016 5:30am

Connecticut radio personality Gary Craig of WTIC-FM (96.5) made news recently after posting a video of Hartford’s Latino Festival. Just over a minute in length, the video features Craig feigning ignorance about the event as he offers first-person “commentary.”

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July 1, 2016

CTNewsJunkie Turns 11: Because You Need It. Bad.

by Doug Hardy | July 1, 2016 11:59am

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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