Ted Mann in the House

Mann during an appearance on MSNBC.

Good to spot former Day of New London and Hearst Connecticut reporter Ted Mann in the White House briefing room over the last week or so.

Now writing for the Wall St. Journal, Mann’s been positioned right behind Fox News and CBS News during the daily briefing. He joins about a half dozen other journalists with Connecticut ties.

Always a CT Angle

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How did this one slip past our sonar nets?

Looking for another Connecticut angle to the incoming Trump administration?Dave Collins of the Day of New London reports Trump press secretary Sean Spicer went to Connecticut College. Spicer of course is joined on the Trump comms team by Hope Hicks of Greenwich.

Meanwhile, President Obama is set to make a public argument for transparency at the White House during his final meeting with the news media Wednesday afternoon.

Glory Days!

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A group of former editors and reporters from the Day of New London were together again this weekend for an afternoon of song and story in Providence(Ladder 133).

This group was part of a team in the late ’80’s and most of the ’90’s that made The Day one of the region’s top local papers. A few of their colleagues are still at their desks carrying on the tradition.

Seated left to right: Mike Bagwell and Stan DeCoster.

Standing left to right: Morgan McGinley, Bill Hanrahan, Tom Farragher and Bill Stanley. BTW – Farragher won a Pulitzer last year for his column in the Boston Globe.

H/T – Bill Stanley via Facebook

Lumsden, Farragher Honored

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Less than a week after being recognized by the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information, Hartford Courant opinion editor Carolyn Lumsden has learned she is the recipient of the 2015 Yankee Quill Award. It is the highest honored bestowed by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors Foundation.

Lumsden has been chosen along with three other journalists, including Tom Farragher, with the Boston Globe, who also once wrote for the Day of New London.

The awards will be given in October at an event in Natick, Massachusetts.

It’s Only Business

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ICYMI – Former Day of New London reporter Ted Mann was on set earlier this week with Mika Brzezinski(MSNBC) to update the latest developments in the Chris Christie/George Washington Bridge scandal.

His appearance came as three top officials close to Christie were named in an indictment by the U.S. Attorney’s office. Mann, of course, worked in Connecticut during the final days of the Rowland administration and last year found himself covering the Christie imbroglio(def.: an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation) as a reporter for the Wall St. Journal.

Mann gained additional insight into the inner workings of a governor’s office when he spent a full year behind the scenes of the Malloy administration for Hearst Newspapers. Malloy and Christie have often been bitter partisan antagonists.

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