Publication Information

Publication Owner
Christine Stuart and Doug Hardy
Year Founded
Location

Hartford, CT
United States

Years in Operation
16 years

Editorial

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Editorial Strategy
Characteristics that describe the core of the newsroom’s editorial strategy.
Coverage Topics
Topics that are prioritized in the newsroom’s coverage.
Language
Primary language of the newsroom’s content.
Communities Served
Underrepresented communities primarily served as part of the newsroom’s editorial strategy.
Editorial Strategy
Curation and commentary
In-depth feature and explanatory reporting
Investigative news
Coverage Topics
Business
Corruption
Crime & Justice
Education & Schools
Energy
Environment
Government
Health & Medicine
Immigration
Planning & Development
Politics
Race & Ethnicity
Social Justice & Inequality
Transportation
Language
English
Communities Served
Low-income communities
People of color

Distribution

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Distribution Methods
The methods used to distribute the newsroom’s products.
Products
The types of news products, and/or other products, produced by the newsroom.
Geographic Area
The size of the geographic area that the newsroom primarily focuses on.
Distribution Methods
Social media
Syndicated feed or content partnerships
Third party content platforms
Website
Products
Digital marketing services
Events
Newsletters
Originally-reported articles
Social media-only content
Video
Geographic Area
State/Province

Organization

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Employees
The number of full time employees currently working for the company.
Founder Directly Involved?
Is the founder of the company still involved in daily operations?
Tax Status (founded)
The company’s tax status when founded.
Tax Status (current)
The company’s tax status today.
Full Time Employees
2
Tax Status (founded)
LLC
Tax Status (current)
LLC

Financial

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Total Budget Allocated
Self reported rough estimates of how much of the company’s total budget is allocated across each of these categories.
Paywall or Gateway
If a gateway exists, the rules governing content accessibility.
Revenue Stream - Largest
The revenue stream that accounts for the highest percentage of the company’s overall revenue.
Revenue Streams
The revenue streams that account for 20% or more of the company’s overall revenue.
Advertising Products
The advertising products sold by the company.
Total Budget Allocated (items may not add up to 100%)
Editorial: 0-10%
Revenue Generation: 0-10%
Product/Technology: 0-10%
Administration: 0-10%
Paywall or Gateway
Self-reported Sustainability Status
Sustainable
Revenue Stream - Largest
Direct sold advertising
Revenue Streams (20%+)
Direct sold advertising
Other forms of corporate sponsorship
Advertising Products
Branded content (e.g. marketing content with editorial review by the advertiser)
Display

Real-World Impacts

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Real World Impact
Self reported impact on the communities the newsroom serves.

CTNewsJunkie was the first digital-only news organization to arrive at the state Capitol in Hartford. We forced legacy news organizations to start producing news stories at the increased pace of digital to keep up with us, and our reporting has provided people with a window on the inner workings of all three branches of government. Public service journalism has always been our goal, and last year - as measles outbreaks were popping up around the country for the first time in 25 years - we pushed the Connecticut Department of Public Health into releasing school-level vaccination data for the first time by highlighting the law preventing the data's release. The release of the data showed a shocking number of schools below the CDC's recommended immunization rate of 95%, and an increasing trend of parents using a religious exemption to avoid vaccinating their children despite the lack of any underlying health issue preventing them from being vaccinated. The legislature took notice and then took action, and began working toward a number of initiatives to improve vaccination rates. The series of news stories, which won both a LION Publishers award as well as the Public Service Journalism award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. More importantly, the coverage opened the conversation about personal responsibility within the context of public health and, almost as though it was foreshadowing the COVID-19 pandemic, the coverage positioned us as a go-to source of information for the arrival of a disease far more deadly than measles.

Publication information last Updated on 10/06/2020