Hearst Buys The Hour

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Once again, the name Hearst reigns supreme in newspaper publishing. At least in Fairfield County in Connecticut.

Hearst Connecticut Media Group has announced the acquisition of The Hour newspaper in Norwalk and the Wilton Villager. This means all the major newspapers in Fairfield County are now owned by Hearst. The Connecticut group includes: the Danbury News-Times, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time and the Connecticut Post. About two dozen Hour staff will join Hearst Connecticut.

Holy Foley!

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Sorry for stealing the headline, but it’s a good one.

Only in Bridgeport points out the Tom Foley campaign for governor has been getting lots of “free advertising” in the Connecticut Post. His image has been appearing regularly in house ads, in the print edition of the paper, as part of a promotion to increase breaking news alert traffic.

OIB asks if the Malloy campaign will ask for equal space.

 

CT Post Trying to “Rid Itself of Older Reporters”?

Earlier this year we reported that Anne Amato, who has decades of experience covering the Naugatuck Valley, had filed a complaint alleging age discrimation against the Connecticut Post with the CHRO. Now comes word that she is suing the Post with the help of veteran attorney John Williams. Ethan Fry’s comprehensive story is in the Valley Independent Sentinel.

What, City Coverage?

Connecticut PostLenny Grimaldi of Only in Bridgeport ponders the possibility that Bridgeport’s daily newspaper, the Connecticut Post, is actually devoting more personnel and column inches to city coverage.
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