Baby Dufour

 Congratulations to WTNH’s Teresa Dufour and husband Brendan on the birth of their son, Dante Ernesto Dufour!

Courant Loses a Good One

Reporter Matt Sturdevant of the Hartford Courant is leaving after 6 years with the the paper. Matt is headed to the corporate communications department of The Hartford. Matt has been a stalwart at the Courant, covering insurance, health care and casinos. A great guy. His journalism will be missed but we’re glad he’ll be in the area.
Matthew Sturdevant

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB 11 am

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Host: Dennis House

A conversation with former Senator Joe Lieberman

Flashback:   PGA in CT history: Dave Smith, Randall Pinkston, Marlene Schneider, Sammy Davis Jr, and Charlie Bagley

 

 

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The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:30am

Host: Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi

Connecticut budget to be finalized in Special Session, June 29-30.

Guests:

Sen. Rob Kane (R) Watertown

Sen. John Fonfara (D) Hartford-Wethersfield

Republicans elect new state chair, political consultant J. R. Romano, 36, of Derby.

Guest: Romano

Tribal chairs who operate the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Resort Casinos talk about the looming competition with Massachusetts, and their         bid to build and operate a 3rd casino somewhere in Northern Connecticut.

Guests: Rodney Butler, Tribal Chair, Foxwoods

Kevin Brown, Tribal Chair, Mohegan Sun   

 

The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30am, online at

http://www.ctnow.com/stan

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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

State Rep . Cristin McCarthy-Vahey (D) Fairfield

State Sen. Tony Hwang  (R)

Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston & Westport

 

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)

CT Viewpoints

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Three months on, the Trend CT and CT Viewpoints websites, created by the Connecticut News Project, Inc.(CT Mirror), seem to be broadening the discussion and understanding of public policy issues.

Those who have taken advantage of the sites have been treated to a constant stream of new voices in the public arena. Paul Stern, the editor of CT Viewpoints, has done a good job managing the mic time of contributors to ensure readers aren’t subjected to a predictable back and forth between a small cast of political and special interest characters.

Trend CT is the first site in Connecticut to rely heavily(solely) on info-graphics to help explain complicated issues.

Social Media

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ICYMI – The power of social media can be scary, especially when it is deployed against someone.

Earlier this week, as Lester Holt was officially taking over for Brian Williams at NBC, the New York Times had a story on attempts that were made way back in 2003 to expose Williams’ embellishment of his personal history. Back then, absent the power of Facebook, Twitter, etc., the story never took hold.

Twelve years later, Williams was unraveled in a matter of weeks, thanks in part to the viral nature of social media.

 

CCMC Hires Videographer

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After almost 17 years Daryl Vallez, one of the best known news videographers in Connecticut, is leaving NBC CT to join the communications department at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Vallez has been NBC CT’s chief photographer and has covered some of the biggest stories in Connecticut over the last two decades. He has also worked with the station’s Troubleshooters Team.

Despite all the talk of the decline of journalism, and jobs associated with news gathering, the idea that a hospital would find it necessary to hire its own videographer shows journalism skills are transferable to other industries and that the need for Internet content is creating new opportunities.

Collaboration Project

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For all its idiosyncrasies, there is no doubt NPR is one of the most thoughtful and original news organizations operating in this country today.

Having said that…NPR thinks it can do better through more strategic collaboration with its member stations. WNPR’s John Dankosky has been working with his public radio colleagues on a task force to make that happen.

Scott Finn, the CEO of West Virginia Public Broadcasting(where former WNPR reporter Anna Sale got her start), writes about the process for CurrentFinn says the work of the task force is far from complete, but his article gives us a peek into some of the ways NPR is trying to evolve in the years ahead.

H/T – John Dankosky

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