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The Courant Named Outstanding Editorials

The Courant has been recognized by the national Society of Professional Journalists for its outstanding editorials on the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The SPJ’s Sigma Delta Chi Awards recognize exceptional journalism around the nation. The Courant’s editorials were judged against those of newspapers of 100,000-plus circulation. The writers are Tom Condon, Maura Casey, Robert K. Schrepf and Henry McNulty.

In her letter to the judges, Opinion Editor Carolyn Lumsden wrote, “Most contest entries for editorial writing are the result of long, carefully planned campaigns. We did not have the time to plan and execute a campaign. The state was reeling. We had to write immediately, shaking off our own shock to express the state’s emotions, provide comfort, and come to terms with this inconceivable evil.  Our editorials reflect our writers’ extraordinary professionalism. They have spent a cumulative century and a half in this craft. The state needed all of that experience at this pivotal moment, and more: wisdom.”

We are proud of our writers for coming to the aid of a community traumatized by an unthinkable event with the words that were needed at that terrible time. We thank the SPJ for recognizing our editorials.

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CT1 Media Digital Chief Heading To Atlanta

Rick Hancock, CT1 Media’s digital platform director, is leaving the combined Hartford Courant and Fox CT newsroom for a job in Atlanta at the end of the month.

On April 1, Hancock will join the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as editor of the newspaper’s paid digital products.

“I wish Rick nothing but the best,” said Richard Graziano, publisher, president and CEO of the Hartford Courant and general manager of WTIC and WCCT. “He has been a valuable asset to the digital growth at CT1 Media and will missed by all who worked with him.”

Christine Wolfram Taylor, courant.com homepage editor, will manage CT1 Media’s digital platform on an interim basis.

Hancock led the newsroom’s digital staff for more than two years and also made regular appearances reporting about technology for the Fox CT Morning News. His last day will be March 29.

“The future of digital journalism is practiced every single day in our newsroom. It was an honor to lead the digital effort,” Hancock said. “No other newsroom in the country can top what we do online, on-air and in print. The journalism experiences I gained here will only be outmatched by the lifelong friendships I now have.”

Richard Graziano Honored As Person Of The Year By Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee

(Hartford)  On Sunday, February 24, 2013, the Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee honored Richard Graziano, publisher, president and CEO of the Hartford Courant and general manager of FOX CT/WCCT-TV, as Person of the Year at their annual reception at the Irish American Home Society in Glastonbury, CT. James Mulcahy was awarded the distinction of Parade Grand Marshal of the 42nd Annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

“I am proud that CT1 Media has been able to support the Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee through the broadcasting of the Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade” said Graziano. “I share this honor with everyone at CT1 Media who contributes to the production of this fantastic, annual community event.”

The Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee has been formed for the purpose of fostering, promoting, and celebrating the cultural and historical contributions of Irish and Irish-American individuals and groups in Central Connecticut. The Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 and will be televised live on FOX CT beginning at 11 AM.



2013 Parade Grand Marshal Jim Mulcahy and 2013 Person of the Year Richard Graziano

2013 Parade Grand Marshal Jim Mulcahy and 2013 Person of the Year Richard Graziano

Person of the Year for the 2013 Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day ParadeCertificate of Special Congressional RecognitionSenator Richard BlumenthalMayor Pedro E. SegarraGovernor Dannel P. MalloyLieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman