Needing a Fix of Keating and Lender

dsc_4734Thanks to Capitol Watch for letting us know that Chris Keating and Jon Lender of the Hartford Courant were named the state’s two best political reporters by the Washington Post political blog The Fix.

Mark Davis Gets Exclusive Interview

WTNH’s Mark Davis was able to get an exclusive interview with author Brian McDonald. Mr. McDonald is the author of the highly controversial book, “In the Middle of the Night”, which recounts the Cheshire home invasion.

Kudos to Mark on snagging the interview.

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Gombossy Sues Courant

George Gombossy

Former Hartford Courant consumer columnist George Gombossy has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in Hartford Superior Court. As George’s blog reports, the suit was filed “under the Connecticut free speech statute that protects workers from retribution for exercising their First Amendment rights in the workplace. It is the strongest free speech statute in the country. This is the first time that the statute has been used to challenge a media company’s attempt to protect its advertisers from adverse publicity.”

The reponse from the Courant: “George Gombossy has consistently mischaracterized the circumstances surrounding his departure from The Hartford Courant for his own personal gain. Mr. Gombossy was not under any contract requiring his continued employment as our consumer reporter, and a business decision was made to move in another direction that did not require his particular talents.”

For some further discussion of the lawsuit check out the Courant Alumni blog.

A New Magazine for the Hartford Area

Prospect cover

And its roster of founders and staff includes many “retired” journalists from print and broadcast. More here.

Courant Correction

The Courant Alumni blog has a great post on the Courant’s mistaken report that a young student had his hands amputated after huffing propane. 

The Courant Alumni blog is correct – the correction needed to be on Page One.

Is this correction news to anyone else?

WPLR’s Megan Doll Saying Goodbye

Listeners are calling in to WPLR in New Haven to express how much they will miss Megan Doll, part of the morning team on Chaz & A.J.’s show,  after she announced last week she’s leaving. The broadcast on Friday, October 2nd will be her last.

(Pictured: Chaz, Billy Winn, Megan & A.J.)

Kupec Skipped Work Today

And for good reason. When Ray Dunaway of WTIC NewsTalk 1080 hit the top of the hour this Saturday morning he noted that Aaron Kupec wouldn’t be delivering the news because he’s getting married today. Congratulations to Aaron and glad he has a nice sunny day for the nuptials.

Chris “Franchise” Frances filled in for his colleague.

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