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Entries Categorized as 'Media'

The Rock Losing Movie Block

July 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, Media, News and Events

When the Showcase Cinemas opened in Black Rock in 1992, it was a big deal for the neighborhood that saw its last picture show at the Beverly on Fairfield Avenue in 1985. Now it appears they will go dark in favor of National Amusements’ movie houses just around the corner in Fairfield. Both the Beverly […]

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What’s A Newspaper’s Responsibility?

June 19th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Media

OIB poster Andy Fardy isn’t bashful about expressing his point of view, be it blowtorching government power or questioning media responsibility. The retired city firefighter often takes a hose to the establishment. In this commentary he expresses frustration about what he says is the Connecticut Post “failing to do its job” as a community watchdog […]

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Emergency Response, The Call For Governments To Communicate In Spanish

December 20th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Media, News and Events

Must state government and communities with large Hispanic populations do more to communicate with Spanish-speaking residents, especially during emergency responses? CT Latino News raises the question in an article about emergency practices. The article suggests not enough is being done.

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Hearst Hires Haitz New Group Publisher Of CT Post–No Holiday Cheer Between Mayor And Paper

December 19th, 2013 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

So how’s the Connecticut Post doing these days? If you happen to run into Mayor Bill Finch and ask him about the Connecticut Post don’t be surprised if the mayor bellows a few prehistoric noises. So it goes between mayor who questions the work of journalists who question his work. Things are a little prickly between […]

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Funeral For A Friend, Last Writes For Advocate/Weekly In Print

December 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

For me it began as a Big House interview with Hells Angels Danny Bifield in Somers, CT more than 30 years ago. Numerous stories followed: crooked politicians, screwy cops, mobsters, bikers, prostitutes, trendy neighborhoods, funky bars, talented artists, the good, bad and ugly of the city. If it was weird, strange, artistic and different we […]

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The Power Of Watchdog Journalism

October 15th, 2013 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

If you enjoy watchdog journalism that holds public officials accountable for how your tax dollars are spent, The Connecticut Mirror is a must read. News gathering, however, is expensive. On-line news sites essentially have four ways to generate revenue: advertising, charging for content, foundation grants or begging for dollars from readers. Enterprise journalism has taken […]

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When Cops And Media Collide, Krauchick Ordered Away From Crime Scene

May 22nd, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, Media, News and Events

Steve Krauchick, who runs the online news site Doing It Local, had a run-in Tuesday evening with a Connecticut State Police officer called to the grounds of Wonderland of Ice near Beardsley Park for what Krauchick writes was the discovery of a human jawbone. The police investigator ordered Krauchick away from the scene. This gets […]

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