Assignment Managers Move On

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Longtime Assignment Managers at two of the state’s local TV stations are moving on.  Ken Margolfo of Fox CT will be in charge of morning assignments at WTNH (a homecoming of sorts as Ken worked at WTNH before going to Fox more than ten years ago).

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And Dave Ward, veteran Assignment Manager at WFSB, will be running the show at channel 3′s sister station, WSHM, in nearby Springfield; he’s been named News Director.

Weekend Viewing

The journalism conference that took place recently at CCSU (“Lifting the Veil: Journalism Uncovered”) will air on CTN starting this weekend.  Go to CTN’s website for exact times.

PRSA Hears From Some Pros

Four Connecticut broadcast professionals took part in a media relations panel sponsored by the Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America on March 30, at Quinnipiac University. The panel included Amanda Beaulieu, left, weekday dayside assignment desk editor at NBC Connecticut; George Colli, the New Haven reporter for Fox CT; Shannon Kane, assignment manager at News 8; and Robert Goulston, New Haven bureau chief for WFSB-TV, Channel 3.

Governor Malloy’s Favorite Reporter

Gov. Dannel Malloy appeared on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ earlier this morning to talk budgets and politics.

Of note, former Connecticut journalist Mika Brzezinski asked the Governor to name his favorite reporter in the state. His answer? “You seem like such a nice person. Why would you do this to me? I love them all. Every one of them.”  In the end, Gov. Malloy picked his “neighbor” Chris Hanson of NBC, enabling him to avoid choosing favorites among the locals.

Brzezinski pressed further, asking the Governor to name his favorite station but got no response.

You can see the entire interview here.

TheStreet.Com Is Coming

Business stories from TheStreet.com are coming to a Journal Register newspaper near you. The business site has forged an arrangement with the Journal Register Company and will provide content to papers and websites nationwide including CT properties such as the New Haven Register and Torrington Register Citizen.

This Looks Really Good

“Lifting the Veil: Journalism Uncovered” takes place Tuesday, March 29th at Central CT State University in New Britain.  Here’s the info, and an overview:

“Lifting The Veil” is a conference meant to uncover some of these secrets, and present new ideas about the news business.  These conversations will be recorded for WNPR’s award-winning news/talk show Where We Live in front of a live audience at Founders Hall at Central Connecticut State University, Tuesday March 29.  On the agenda:
•    A prominent political figure grills political reporters (how’s it feel now?)
•    New media organizations team up on high-quality, investigative journalism
•    An influential national reporter covers one of the toughest beats: The media

Participants include WNPR’s John Dankosky, Lynne DeLucia, Doug Hardy, Jim Cutie, Dennis House, Mark Pazniokas, Ned Lamont, and NPR’s David Folkenflik.

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