Some people can’t get started in the morning without a cup of coffee. I can’t get started without reading CTNewsJunkie, the fantastic online news site that covers Connecticut state politics, public policy, the courts and our health care system.
CTNewsJunkie turns 11 this summer. That is a remarkable achievement for an online news site these days. It is an achievement that would not have been possible but for the extraordinary efforts of Editor-in-Chief Christine Stuart and business manager Doug Hardy (who just happens to be Christine’s husband).
Since 2006, when she took over the reigns from founding editor Dan Levine, Christine Stuart has made CTNewsJunkie a force to be reckoned with. She is indefatigable in her pursuit of a story and in her desire to ensure that the public has the facts it needs to keep a watchful eye on our government.
As a good government advocate, I believe that our democratic institutions function best when they know they are being watched. So, as traditional newspapers continue to shed jobs due to declining ad revenues, sites like CTNewsJunkie will become increasingly important to the continued success of our nation’s great democratic experiment.
So, happy 11th birthday to CTNewsJunkie, here’s to many more birthdays, and please, dear readers, show your support for CTNewsJunkie by making a donation today.