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Entries Tagged as 'Barbara Roessner'

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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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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Is The Connecticut Post Part Of “The Oppressive Machinery?” If You Haitz Newspaper Coverage, Call Henry

September 18th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Media, News and Events

Journalism in general, and print media specifically, ain’t what it used to be. How in creation does the daily newspaper covering the state’s largest city slot just one full-time scribe to City Hall? Well, we’re spread thin they’ll say, we have this and that and this and that and with cutbacks from corporate suits, it’s […]

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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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Managing Editors In Charge Of Connecticut Post Operations

April 11th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Next time you want to beg for coverage, praise coverage or complain about coverage at the Connecticut Post, there are two names to keep in mind: Jack Alcott and Ted Tompkins. They were named managing editor of content and production respectively this week. Alcott wrote on his Facebook page the other day: Yep, it’s official. […]

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Fredericks In New York Post State Of Mind, Leaves Connecticut Post

January 24th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

It was a helluva three months for Bob Fredericks in his return to the Connecticut Post as managing editor–storm Sandy, election coverage and then helping direct Hearst Connecticut coverage of Sandy Hook shootings–but the veteran journalist says his heart may be in Bridgeport but his head is in Broadway. On Wednesday he completed his short stay back […]

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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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