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Then What?

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If Gannett’s attempt to buy Tronc(including the Hartford Courant) works; what happens next?

There is concern among some in the industry that if Gannett pays too much for the Tronc properties(and even if it doesn’t), the first step by Gannett will be a focus on cost cutting to make the deal profitable. 62 more words


New York Bound

Long time Hartford Courant editor Naedine Hazell is leaving the paper to take a job with Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. She’ll be working there with Scott Johnson, also formerly of the… 63 more words


Active Talks

Gannett and Tronc are said to be in “active talks” over a potential merger.

Gannett has a deal worth $673 million on the table. Tronc(formerly Tribune Publishing) is said to have dropped its “fierce opposition” to the offer.

Tronc owns the Hartford Courant.


We Have tronc News

New reports from the Wall St. Journal and other sources say¬†Gannett has improved its offer to buy tronc, the company formerly known as Tribune Publishing which happens to own the… 21 more words


Names in the News

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Paula Bronstein. The former Hartford Courant staffer who took an early buyout to become a photojournalist based in Thailand is out with a new book. 158 more words


How the Decline of the Newspaper Business Harms Our Democracy and Has Forced My Crime Novel Hero Out of the Investigative Reporter Racket

Six years ago, when I took early retirement from my journalism career to write hard-boiled crime novels, I decided to make my protagonist a newspaper reporter instead of a cop or a private investigator. 1,456 more words

David Medina Returns

David Medina, the former Hartford Courant editorial and opinion writer, has returned to journalism and joined the staff of CTLatinoNews.com.

Medina worked for the Hartford school system for several years after leaving the… 18 more words