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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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May 9, 2016

Republican Party Chairman Walks Back Decision To Ban Reporter

by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2016 12:41pm

screengrab from video (Updated with video 2:59 p.m.) Republican Party Chairman J.R. Romano didn’t apologize for banning a reporter from the state convention, but he reneged on his decision to ban him Monday in a video posted on the party’s Facebook page.

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April 12, 2016

Body Cameras Will Become Standard, But Finding Funding Is Still Difficult

by Jack Kramer | April 12, 2016 12:10pm

Jack Kramer photo Body cameras will soon be standard operating equipment for all police officers in Connecticut, according to a group of law enforcement and freedom of information experts who participated in a Southern Connecticut State University forum last week.

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April 7, 2016

Malloy Bans State-Funded Travel To Mississippi

by Christine Stuart | April 7, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is banning state-funded travel to Mississippi following passage of legislation in that state allowing businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community.

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April 5, 2016

OP-ED | Speed of Social Media Brings Increased Opportunity for Inaccuracy in News

by Barth Keck | April 5, 2016 6:14pm

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As students in my Media Literacy class delivered their presentations recently on “The Future of News,” a common theme emerged: Social media has changed the news forever.

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