May 31, 2013
by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2013 3:06pm
More than a dozen surviving families of the slain Newtown victims came to the state Capitol to lobby lawmakers in favor of a bill they say will protect their loved ones in death the way they were unable to protect them in life.
May 29, 2013
by Jacqueline Wattles | May 29, 2013 3:42pm
May 26, 2013
by Leo Paul and Art Ward | May 26, 2013 5:32pm
In 2013, Connecticut’s hometowns are still forced to pay to post legal notices—such as tax foreclosures, coastal site plans, lists of taxable personal properties, even budgets—in obscure pages of printed newspapers; posting them online doesn’t count.
May 24, 2013
by Susan Bigelow | May 24, 2013 9:59am
Secrecy is safety, or so government increasingly seems to believe. Controversy erupted this week over a proposed change to our Freedom of Information law that would restrict the release of death records from the Newtown massacre, and rightly so.
May 17, 2013
by Terry D. Cowgill | May 17, 2013 5:30am
For gadflies, watchdogs, and journalists in the Nutmeg State, the outlook for open access to government information just gets grimmer by the month. With few exceptions, lawmakers and other state officials are trying their best to make it harder for us to take a look at what they’re up to.
May 10, 2013
by Terry D. Cowgill | May 10, 2013 5:30am
Few events shake organizations to their cores the way a change in ownership or leadership does. The consequences can range from a shift in priorities to the rolling of heads. New ownership is of particular concern in the modern newsroom, where jobs are scarce and big principles are at stake.
May 6, 2013
by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2013 5:29am
April 22, 2013
by Megan Merrigan | April 22, 2013 12:48pm
Reporters, professors, and Lt. Paul Vance gathered at the University of Connecticut last week to discuss the role of accuracy, respect, and social media in the coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
April 15, 2013
by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2013 5:30am
The Judiciary Committee forwarded a bill to the state Senate Friday that would give individuals the ability to bring a civil lawsuit against police officers who interfere with their ability to videotape or photograph officers on the job.
April 8, 2013
by Staff Report | April 8, 2013 10:43am