Public Affairs & Societal Benefit

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Professor Jeff Jarvis is Named to New Chair in Journalism Innovation

NEW YORK, NY -- The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is excited to announce its first-ever endowed chair, in journalism innovation, and the first designee will be Professor Jeff Jarvis, a world-renowned thought leader on the future of the news business. The Tow Foundation has pledged $1.5 million over five years to support The Leonard Tow Chair for Journalism Innovation, which is named after its founder, a cable television pioneer and philanthropist who has been a principal donor to the CUNY J-School.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Newman’s Own Foundation Awards $2.5 Million in Grants to Independent Media

WESTPORT, CT -- Newman’s Own Foundation, founded by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, today announced that it is awarding $2.5 million in grants over two years to 16 public broadcasting radio and television networks across the United States. The grants affirm the value of preserving trusted sources and multiple perspectives for news and other informational programming.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Does Connecticut Need a Think Tank?

HARTFORD, CT -- Tom Condon of CT Mirror presents and discusses several options for an independent, nonpartisan public policy research center to study Connecticut issues. The main idea behind a nonpartisan policy center is to provide lawmakers with the best information on which to base decisions.

Monday, February 23, 2015
Mirror publisher to launch 2 companion websites

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut News Project Inc., publisher of The Connecticut Mirror, is launching two new companion websites in March — Trend CT, which will focus on public-interest data, and CT Viewpoints, an opinion forum. Initial support for Trend CT is being provided by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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