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OIB Among Hyperlocal News Sites Reshaping Media

March 31st, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Politics, Media, News and Events

Holy cow, more reading for holy weekend. Even OIB. From Phil Hall, Fairfield County Business Journal. In 2007, Lennie Grimaldi was offered the opportunity to run a Bridgeport-focused hyperlocal news website under the aegis of the Fairfield County Weekly, a publication owned by the Tribune Company. Grimaldi, a former journalist and one-time spokesman for Donald […]

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Courant Gets Viggy With It

February 13th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events, State Politics

Hearst Connecticut Media, owner of the Connecticut Post and a number of other southern Connecticut newspapers, has successfully poached key Hartford Courant staffers in recent months. The Courant has returned fire, hiring away Neil Vigdor, one of the top political reporters in the state, as media outlets ramp up political coverage of the 2018 gubernatorial […]

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Scribe Poaching Continues–Hearst Media Should Just Buy The Hartford Courant

January 4th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

What Connecticut media outlet enjoys the most influence in the state? For decades it was the Hartford Courant. But Hearst Connecticut Media has moved in with some sharp elbows, poaching respected Courant staffers, now poised for a deeper digital readership footprint in Connecticut backed by eight daily newspapers including the Connecticut Post. The media outlet […]

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They Once Composed A Newspaper Here–The Reality Of Corporate Journalism

November 26th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

Just about everything has a shelf life in every day use: typewriter, phonograph, 8-track player, the newspaper. Okay okay, some hardcopy newspapers are still among the living mostly as a complement to the on-line presence where most of the clicks and advertising presence sustains corporate journalism. In the old days, we called them family-run newspapers […]

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Hardy Har Haar–Hearst Media Poaches Veteran Courant Columnist In Readership Footprint Expansion

October 9th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

It used to be the Hartford Courant had the cachet to poach seasoned journalists. The newspaper powerhouse now has a rival that may very well surpass its digital readership footprint in Hearst Connecticut Media, owners of all daily newspapers from Greenwich to New Haven, as well as the Danbury News-Times, Middletown Press and Connecticut Magazine. […]

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Bourbon And Banter, Three Whiskey Patriots Discuss Media Double Standards

August 15th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Media, News and Events, State Politics

Hmmm. Maybe it’s time for OIB to gin up a video discussion series featuring Sapphire. Three Whiskey Patriots, Connecticut Republican State Chair J.R. Romano, “outrageous” Silent Partner Marketing founder Kyle Reyes and former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie wax about media double standards over whiskey. Check out the video. Cheers!

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A Dick’s Life–New-World Journalism Versus The Memories Working At 410 State Street

July 2nd, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, Media

It’s a community institution where some of us got our start at 410 State Street Downtown. Now the once family-owned Connecticut Post is a key component of Hearst Connecticut Media’s corporate journalism with a mighty digital and hard-copy readership that stretches from Greenwich to New Haven and includes newspapers in Danbury and Middletown and also […]

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When Radio’s Voice Becomes A Whisper

June 12th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

Back in the day, Bridgeport was a radio town: WICC, WNAB, WDJZ, WEZN, all with newsrooms and most with regular talk shows to examine issues, events and public officials. NAB, DJZ and EZN are now gone or different animals. WICC remains with Jim Buchanan’s talk show weekdays 4 to 7 p.m. but no reporters on […]

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