Susan Campbell Taking the Buyout

Susan Campbell, a high-profile columnist at the Hartford Courant who has been reporting and writing for the paper since 1986, is apparently taking the buyout being offered by management. Assuming her buyout is accepted (we’re told announcements are coming this week) her absence will leave a big hole. She’s written a lot about poverty and in the last few years many of her columns focused on the intersection of religion and politics.



16 Responses

  1. Woohoo! Campbell’s self righteous drek has nauseated many Courant readers for years, Here’s a clue Courant: CT is NOT as extreme leftwing as many of her columns would lead you to believe. This is great news.

  2. This leaves a huge hole in the Courant that I doubt will be filled with any readable content. Susan has taught many to love, to accept, not to judge, to be nicer people, to think about and do for others. That’s not a bad legacy.

  3. This is SO sad!! Well, there’s no reason at all (save for a couple of other columnist/blogger friends) to give the Courant a thought. A sad day indeed. Susan covered the trial of my good friend Carolyn Bell, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2005. She did so with the grace and dignity it so deserved. They don’t make people like Susan every day. Huge loss.

  4. She has been a prolific writer for the Courant. Her departure would make the paper thinner – literally. If she were paid by the word she’d be one of the one percent.

  5. Ms Campbell entitled to her opinion. If you don’t like it, don’t read it Jim

  6. Susan is a bright light who made reading the Courant a joy. I look forward to wherever she will shine next.
    Best wishes. Reverend Alexis Carol

  7. Na na na, na na na , hey hey , goodby

  8. Wow Susan can even get ’em riled leaving a room. Always found her column interesting and definitely not a regurgitation of corporatespeak.

  9. Yeah, see your point Logical. But the problem with right of center is that lack of intelligence or dishonesty factor.

  10. It’s death by a thousand cuts on Broad Street.

    If the goal of Courant management is to cut the heart out of the paper, they couldn’t have embarked on a better strategy.

    Susan’s writing will sorely be missed.

  11. […] Susan Campbell Taking the Buyout […]

  12. Susan has been a voice of truth for women everywhere, including me. I will be so sad to see her go. I can only hope this means another door has opened and I can follow her there…..

  13. So gratifying to see that the spirit of censorship is alive and well at The Laurel. Clearly a site where diversity of opinion is both tolerated and encouraged.


  14. […] have completely lost control of this story, and these last few days have been like attending my own wake, […]

  15. Susan….I’ve been following you even after I left Ct. 8 yrs ago…it doesn’t matter where you write..what matters is that you continue to write.

  16. Susan… All the best to you as you move on to the next great chapter in our career. Hopefully we will have access to your writing in the future. It has been a pleasure to read your columns and to have known you as a former employee of The Courant. Blessings to you and there is a future beyond your wildest dreams once you leave the paper.
    Patty Cousins

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