ICYMI – Audrey Washington is leaving NBC CT.
Her final newscast was Friday. She doesn’t say where she’s going but in her most recent Facebook post hinted at “exciting” things to come.
We’ll keep an eye out.
Face the State WFSB 11 am
Host: Dennis House
Mike Freimuth, CRDA on the Future of the XL Center
UCONN President Susan Herbst – Budget Cuts
Brad Davis and John Sablon – An investigation into sex on campus, October 1973
The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:30am
Host: Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi
Governor’s Budget for Municipalities
Matthew Gilligan, President of CCM and South Windsor Town Manager
Mayor Marcia Leclerc – East Hartford
Tesla in Connecticut
Jim Fleming – CT Automotive Retailers Association
Jeff Aiosa – Carriage House of New London
The Threat of ISIS
Yvonne Davis International Relations Expert
The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30am, online at
Focus on Connecticut News 12 Saturday: 7:30am, 11am, 2:30pm, 7:30 pm Sunday: 2:30am, 7:30am, 11am, 1:30pm, 5:30pm
Host: Tom Appleby
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal(D)
CTN: Capitol Report: Week in Review Sunday at 8pm replays of: The Real Story (8:30pm), Face the State (9:00pm), The Stan Simpson Show (9:30 pm)
Lt. J. Paul Vance, the long time spokesman for the Connecticut State Police, has been reassigned to head the department’s traffic unit. The move could be controversial with the Connecticut news media and perhaps the national news media.
With years of experience under his belt, Vance was perfectly prepared to act as liaison to the press when the world focused its attention on Newtown, Connecticut after the Sandy Hook school shootings. Few spokesmen have done a more credible and professional job in similar situations. Vance not only kept the public informed, but helped manage a crisis situation that could have easily spun out of control.
According to a report on the Hartford Courant website, the reassignment was not Vance’s idea. The state police commander told the Courant only that “we’re going in a different direction,” but failed to explain who would replace Vance.
The Hartford Public Library will host what promises to be an interesting panel discussion next week on freedom of speech, freedom of worship and freedom from want and fear.
Described as the Four Freedoms, they were specifically cited by President Franklin Roosevelt in his 1941 State of the Union address. The Hartford Library decided now would be a good time to discuss the issues in the aftermath of the recent terrorist bombing in Paris at the head office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The panel will be moderated by prolific writer, thinker and educator Susan Campbell, who has a passionate interest in all four of FDR’s four freedoms and has put each at the center of her writing throughout her career.
Date: Wednesday, March 4th. 6p.m. Downtown Library.
A Superior Court judge has ruled WFSB reporter Kim Lucey will not have to testify in an on going murder case.
The defense wanted Lucey to testify how she was able to learn that the defendant was a suspect before police released the information to the public. The judge has ruled Lucey does not have to take the witness stand because she is protected under Connecticut’s shield law written to ensure reporters do not have to reveal their sources.
Journalism is a business that often puts a premium on moving around from market to market in the search for the opportunity to make more money or cover bigger and bigger stories.
And then there is Paul Bass. In some ways he embodies the values of an older style of journalism that rewarded writers who covered the same beats for decades and developed a highly nuanced understanding of a city’s history and its people.
The Hartford Courant does a well deserved profile on Bass, who has spent the last 30 years devoted to covering the city of New Haven. As most Laurel readers know Bass is the editor of the New Haven Independent. He is often called on to speak as an expert in making on-line journalism work.
Bass is director of the Online Journalism Project which also publishes the Branford Eagle and the Valley Independent.
The Connecticut News Project Inc., the organization behind The Connecticut Mirror.com, has announced plans to expand its web offerings.
Trend CT and CT Viewpoints will launch next month. The news broke on the Mirror website and was emailed to the Mirror’s mailing list.
Trend CT will mine publicly available data and transform it into easy to use and understand info graphics and other formats. CT Viewpoints will expand the Mirror’s ability to publish commentary, including op-eds from public officials and others with an interest in the public policy conversation.