July 21, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | July 21, 2016 10:15am
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.
Tags: election 2016, radicalism, extremism, polarization, Susan Bigelow, dh
July 11, 2016
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.”
July 1, 2016
by Doug Hardy | July 1, 2016 11:59am
June 29, 2016
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.
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.
Tags: Jack Kramer, CTNewsJunkie, Member Drive, journalism, News, reporting, newspapers, Connecticut, dh
June 27, 2016
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.
June 26, 2016
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.”
June 14, 2016
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!”
June 10, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | June 10, 2016 5:30am
June 6, 2016
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.