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January 27, 2015

OP-ED | Missing the Joke - the Science of Satire

by Barth Keck | January 27, 2015 10:30pm

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Recently, several of my students were confused by a question on a Media Literacy test.

The question involved a cartoon by Andy Singer titled “Advertising in Literature” in which he imagines classic novels like “The Grapes of Wrath” incorporating statements such as, “Tom Joad leaned down and untied the laces of his new yellow Nike Air Jordans.”

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January 22, 2015

Courant Seeks To Unseal Documents In Rowland Case

by Christine Stuart | January 22, 2015 1:17pm

shutterstock The Hartford Courant is seeking a federal court’s permission to intervene to unseal documents in a sentencing dispute involving former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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January 12, 2015

OP-ED | Going Viral Shouldn’t Drive News Coverage

by Barth Keck | January 12, 2015 9:39am

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As my wife and I recently toured the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., I learned something I never knew about the artist: He was painstakingly meticulous when painting his iconic scenes of Americana.

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December 29, 2014

ANALYSIS | Paywall Could Diminish Hartford Courant’s Watchdog Role

by Matt DeRienzo | December 29, 2014 5:30am


The newspaper industry needs more experiments in how to grow the revenue that funds local journalism. We’ve lost hundreds of reporters in recent years following the decline in print advertising and circulation, and companies’ failure to replace it with enough digital revenue.

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December 23, 2014

Frontier Customers Vent, Company Executives Promise Better Service

by Cara Rosner | December 23, 2014 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N Frontier Communications customers got the chance to voice their complaints directly to company officials Monday during a meeting of the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

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October 31, 2014

Esty’s Hometown Paper Backs Greenberg, As Newtown Bee Praises Sandy Hook Response

by Matt DeRienzo | October 31, 2014 1:00pm

A weekly newspaper in 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s hometown is backing Republican Mark Greenberg’s challenge to the first-term incumbent’s re-election bid.

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October 29, 2014

Malloy Seeks To Boost Favorability With His Latest Ads

by Hugh McQuaid | October 29, 2014 11:00am

Screengrab Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election campaign is trying to soften his image with two television ads in the final week before the election.

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October 21, 2014

Malloy Blames The Media

by Christine Stuart | October 21, 2014 4:30am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy blamed the media Monday for not convincing his Republican opponent Tom Foley to turn over his state tax returns.

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October 20, 2014

Foley Will Sit Out This Week’s Debate

by Hugh McQuaid | October 20, 2014 4:30am

CTNJ file photos Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley said his decision to pull out of this week’s debate with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and independent Joe Visconti was the result of a “communication problem” with host NBC 30.

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October 7, 2014

DeRienzo Joining CTNewsJunkie to Cover the 5th Congressional District

by Staff Report | October 7, 2014 10:31am

Matt DeRienzo, Digital First Media’s Northeast Regional Editor supervising publications in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont, announced Monday that he is leaving the company and joining CTNewsJunkie for the coming months as an election correspondent.

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