The Connecticut Mirror

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The Connecticut Mirror
Type Nonprofit
Format Web
Owner(s) nonprofit
Publisher Bruce Putterman[1]
Editor Elizabeth Hamilton[2]
Founded 2009
Political alignment Nonpartisan
Headquarters Russ St.
Hartford, Connecticut USA
Website www.ctmirror.org

The Connecticut Mirror is a nonprofit media organization in Connecticut in the United States. It is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut. The online-only newspaper focuses on public policy and political issues in the state. It is an outlet of the Connecticut News Project, which also publishes TrendCt and CtViewpoints.

The Mirror has 10 full- and part-time staff members, including one in Washington, D.C.,[3] With four full-time reporters in Hartford, The Mirror has the largest Capitol bureau. Capitol reporters focus their coverage on health care, education, child welfare, the state budget and politics. All members of The Mirror's staff are experienced writers and some are even award winners.

History

The Connecticut Mirror was founded in 2009 by a small group of Connecticut residents with $1.8 million in startup funding.[4] After several state news organizations, including the Hartford Courant, suffered massive layoffs, those residents were "concerned about the decline in watchdog journalism." After the concern for watchdog media grew, The Connecticut News Project Inc. was created. The Connecticut News Project Inc. is a non-profit organization that works on informing the people of Connecticut about their government and related happenings. After a few months, this led to the creation of The Connecticut Mirror. The mission of The Connecticut Mirror is to "produce deep reporting on government policies and politics, to become an invaluable resource for anyone who lives, works or cares about Connecticut, and to hold our policymakers accountable for their decisions and actions." The Mirror is financed by various foundations and individuals. The Mirror relies on these foundations and individuals contributions so that they can continue to grow and expand the organization. In September 2018, it was announced that the Hearst Connecticut Media Group has agreed to carry The Mirror's coverage related to politics and policy on the publisher's websites. [5]

Coverage

The Mirror covers a wide array of different types of news. These include politics, healthcare, budget/economy, schools/child welfare, environment, Washington, political guide, opinion and justice. Reporters for The Mirror generally specialize in one topic and focus on that specific topic.

Advertising

The Mirror accepts advertising, but only if the advertisements in question meet their specific guidelines. The advertisements must match The Mirror's mission of "informing and promoting civic engagement". The guidelines are all listed on The Mirror's website as well as fully explained there.

References

  1. ^ The Connecticut Mirror (March 28, 2017). "Bruce Putterman is new Mirror CEO and publisher". Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  2. ^ Stern, Paul (May 31, 2018). "Elizabeth Hamilton named new Connecticut Mirror editor". The Connecticut Mirror. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  3. ^ Connecticut: Partnering to Blanket the State
  4. ^ "CT Mirror Launches Capital-centric Site with Nearly $2 Million in Support for Three Years". KCNN.org.
  5. ^ Alexander Soule (September 28, 2018). "Hearst Connecticut to carry Connecticut Mirror coverage". Connecticut Post. Retrieved September 28, 2018.

External links

  • Official website
  • Encyclo: an encyclopedia of the future of news
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