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November 16, 2017

It’s Not Magic. It’s Money - CTNewsJunkie Needs Your Support

by Christine Stuart | Nov 16, 2017 12:27am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Social Enterprises | Media Matters | Member Drive | Opinion


Recently, I had an eerie flashback to 2006. I walked into a press conference to discover I was the only one there. Eventually one other reporter showed up and it got started.

Unfortunately, I’m sometimes still the only reporter who shows up at a press conference. It happens more than anyone realizes.

But it’s always a stark reminder of why CTNewsJunkie exists.

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November 14, 2017

The Journalism You Depend On Also Depends On You

by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2017 12:29am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Social Enterprises | Media Matters | Member Drive | Opinion

ctnewsjunkie We have been so focused this year on covering the state budget deadlock, and what it means for Connecticut’s taxpayers, that we fell behind a bit and missed a few of our much-needed quarterly fundraisers.

Hear me out.

Being a small, independent news publisher means keeping up with the latest developments in the news cycle in addition to trying to manage your business in a quickly changing economic landscape.

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May 15, 2017

Hartford Entrepreneurs to Make Their Pitches Wednesday

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Social Enterprises | Startups | Hartford

Courtesy of reSET HARTFORD, CT — With $30,000 up for grabs, the Mark Twain House and Museum is the place to be for entrepreneurs Wednesday, May 17.

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December 9, 2016

To the Good, Maybe There’s A Silver Lining - More People Investing in Independent Journalism

by Christine Stuart | Dec 9, 2016 2:23am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Social Enterprises | Election 2016 | Media Matters | Member Drive | Opinion

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.

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September 1, 2016

OP-ED | No, 40% of Connecticut’s Residents Won’t Leave in the Next Five Years

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 1, 2016 2:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Arts | Economic Development | The Economy | Education | Jobs | Opinion | Transportation | Social Enterprises | Startups

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There’s another new study out that says yes, everyone hates it here and wants to leave. For most people, they probably aren’t about to drop everything and move to Arizona. But outmigration is still a nagging problem, especially for a state where the population is also aging.

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February 16, 2016

State Launches Pay For Success Initiative To Help Families With Drug Problems

by Steve Majerus-Collins | Feb 16, 2016 5:40pm
Posted to: Business | Social Enterprises | Child Welfare | Health Care | Mental Health Care | State Capitol | White House

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS / CTNewsJunkie The state is launching a $12.5 million public-private initiative to help parents overcome substance abuse problems that often rip families apart and land children in foster care.

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November 16, 2015

Fresh Farm Aquaponics Leads the Way at reSET’s Annual Impact Challenge

by Cara Rosner | Nov 16, 2015 12:00pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Social Enterprises | Startups | Economic Development | Jobs | Manufacturing | Glastonbury | Hartford

Claire Lewis photo A Glastonbury company using cutting-edge agricultural technology to bring fresh produce to the Greater Hartford community won the top prize at a recent awards ceremony honoring innovative New England-based startups.

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