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Entries Categorized as 'Media'

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, Law Enforcement, 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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Newspaper Management Loves Democracy When It Bloats Bottom Line

May 7th, 2013 · No Comments · Media, News and Events

If this bill passes it would save city taxpayers more than $100,000. From Jeff Cohen, WNPR. A bill that would allow towns and cities to publish full public notices online and not in newspapers is making its way through the legislature. Municipal advocates say it could save them money and is more efficient. But as […]

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Gilmore Remembers L’Ambiance Collapse

April 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

On April 23, 1987, one of the worst construction accidents occurred on Washington Avenue just off the Route 25-8 Connector Downtown. OIB correspondent John Gilmore reflects on that day when he was a scribe for the Bridgeport Post, predecessor of the Connecticut Post. On April 23, 1987 I was in Boston attending an awards ceremony […]

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As Courant Loses Statewide Juice, Hearst Newspapers Becomes A Player

January 2nd, 2013 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media

It used to be the Hartford Courant was the dominant media force in Connecticut and then there was everyone else. No more. The Courant is now a splinter of its former self, like so many newspaper outlets around the country, as its parent Tribune Co. www.tribune.com emerges from bankruptcy with a plan to recast itself […]

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Surfin’ Safari! Veteran Post Reporter Sues Employer, Claims Age Discrimination

December 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Media, News and Events

Veteran Connecticut Post reporter Anne Amato, still on the payroll, is suing the Hearst Corporation, the paper’s owner, for picking on old scribes. Is this grounds for a discrimination lawsuit? Seems like a bunch of grizzled scribes, in a sea of younger journalists, are still around and still producing for the Post. Amato claims, however, […]

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Is Traditional Media Becoming Irrelevent? The New Way Politicians Control Message

October 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Media, News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: When Republican Linda McMahon joins New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at rallies in Stamford, Waterbury and Glastonbury Monday, it will be the first time her U.S. Senate campaign has widely publicized her schedule in four weeks.

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