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In the last round of layoffs, the Hartford Courant let go of a Capitol reporter in Hartford and its Bureau Chief in DC.
A recent report in the American Journalism Review says more than 40 Washington regional reporter positions have vanished in the last 3 years. And the cutbacks are being felt at statehouses around the country as well.
As the newspaper industry rapidly dissolves – what can we expect when it comes to coverage of local politics? Will we be counting on bloggers to hold our local leaders accountable?
Today Where We Live, we’ll talk about the future of the Capitol Press Corps – and the shrinking role of the government watchdog with former Courant reporter Mark Pazniokas and Greg Hladky, the capitol correspondent for the New Haven Register who lost his job one year ago.
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