The Laurel Club was an organization of Connecticut legislative reporters established in 1909. It was formed “To foster cooperation among legislative newspapermen; to promote better government by accurate and fearless reporting; to puncture the overinflated egos of legislators.”
Schroeder, the owner the Bristol paper, the New Britain Herald and now the Block Island Times, was the subject of national controversy last month because of his ties to casino owner Sheldon Adelson and Adelson’s purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
According to Majerus-Collins and a related article in the Central Recorder, Schroeder handed in his resignation as a journalism adjunct after a long, closed door meeting with journalism students shortly after the Las Vegas story broke.
With the departure of Sports anchor Noah Finz, weekend sports anchor John Pierson is moving to weeknights at WTNH. Erik Dobratz , a longtime news, special events and sports producer has been named weekend sports anchor.