Public Affairs & Societal Benefit

Engaging Citizens from the Ground Up: Hartford Foundation Announces Get Out The Vote Initiative

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08/21/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- Following an open call for proposals, the Hartford Foundation has awarded thirteen grants totaling $116,565 to area nonprofits dedicated to informing and engaging underrepresented residents of Greater Hartford.

Professor Jeff Jarvis is Named to New Chair in Journalism Innovation

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11/14/2017

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.

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Newman’s Own Foundation Awards $2.5 Million in Grants to Independent Media

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01/25/2017

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.

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Does Connecticut Need a Think Tank?

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07/06/2016

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.

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Mirror publisher to launch 2 companion websites

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02/23/2015

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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