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.”
It has a furniture store going out of business sale ring to it, but the bottom line is the alternative FM station has been using old vacuum tubes in its transmitter since 1963 and they don’t make them anymore. The station is trying to raise $75,000 for an update.
The US Hispanic Leadership Institute recognized CTLatinoNews.com and its co-founder, Diane Alverio, at its annual conference in Chicago this past week. CTLatinoNews.com is an English language on-line news site that covers Latinos and Latino issues in Connecticut. This July marks its 5th year of publication.
Publisher Diane Alverio (second from left), a former WFSB reporter, was presented the organization’s lifetime achievement award for her work and advocacy for Latinos in media.
Tronc. The owner of the Hartford Courant has laid off seven journalists at the San Diego Union-Tribune. Many of the reporters had been on staff for years. A continuing sign of cost cutting imperatives.
Will Ripley. The Manchester High graduate and CNN international correspondent finds himself in North Korea again – this time talking with North Koreans about Donald Trump.
WNPR. John Dankosky hosted a town hall on the role of the local news media in the Trump administration Monday night. It was carried on Facebook Live and your can see it here.
NYT. What do WNPR and the New York Times have in common? Both are using marketing campaigns that play off concerns about the Trump administration to urge readers and listeners to buy subscriptions and make donations.