December 9, 2016
by Christine Stuart | December 9, 2016 1:23am
Disruption and transformation are a bumpy ride. But during these last several months, the transformation of the news industry seems to have been further derailed by a mutation.
The mutants — interloper propaganda sites parading as news — took over the web during the final months of the election and most certainly changed the conditions on the ground for legitimate news organizations. It’s a bigger problem than just trying to figure out a sustainable model to fund good reporting — people are apparently more apt to gravitate to nonsense.
by Christine Stuart | December 9, 2016 2:33pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and a coalition representing state employees reached an agreement Friday that they say will help avoid years of steep increases in the state’s pension payment obligations leading up to a “cliff” in 2032.
by Jack Kramer | December 9, 2016 12:00pm
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network says a new report from the U.S. Surgeon General on the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes among the nation’s youth is a “call to action to take precautionary measures.”
by Sarah Darer Littman | December 9, 2016 11:00am
Anyone who believes that public education is a fundamental cornerstone of our democracy should be extremely concerned by President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint billionaire charter school advocate Betsy DeVos, of Michigan, to the post of Education Secretary.
DeVos, whose family reportedly has “has a long history of supporting anti-gay causes — including donating hundreds of thousands to ‘Focus on the Family’, a conservative Christian organization that supports so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation,” has been quoted comparing her work in education reform to a biblical battleground where she wants to “advance God’s Kingdom.”
by Christine Stuart | December 9, 2016 9:45am
CTNewsJunkie has also launched an experiment with a new radio news partnership with WDRC AM in Hartford, Meriden, Waterbury, and Torrington. Today, Brian Scott-Smith gives you a rundown on the latest news in Connecticut politics.
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by Barth Keck | December 9, 2016 5:30am
By now, you’ve heard the news: The top 20 fake stories received more “shares, reactions, and comments” than the 20 top real news stories in the final months of the presidential campaign.
by Terry Cowgill | December 9, 2016 5:30am
It didn’t take long. Connecticut is almost as blue as they come. Yet most of us sucked it up after the presidential election and vowed to keep an open mind — or as open as we could keep it after the election of Donald Trump, a man whose views and rhetoric are repugnant to the typical Connecticut voter.
by Cara Rosner | December 9, 2016 5:30am
by Christine Stuart | December 9, 2016 12:47am
December 8, 2016
by Christine Stuart | December 8, 2016 2:47pm
Lawmakers, policy experts and advocates gathered Wednesday at the Legislative Office Building to see if they could find a solution to the funding deficiencies facing a popular childcare subsidy program.