Spotlight: CT Mirror Spotlight
YANA New England & Yale Club of Hartford

October 24, 2019 | Hartford, CT

by Michael Kurs ’77


YANA New England enjoyed a successful YANA reception and program on the emergence of nonprofit publications on October 24 in Hartford at the offices of Connecticut Public Broadcasting and the CT Mirror in conjunction with the Yale Club and Scholarship Foundation of Hartford. After a brief introduction by me to YANA and Bruce Putterman, publisher of the CT Mirror, Mr. Putterman guided us through a presentation focused on changes in the news marketplace and the role played by the CT Mirror in Connecticut since its inception. At the conclusion of the program, the Yale Club of Hartford presented Mr. Putterman a donation to the CT Mirror in appreciation.

Those interested in future Hartford Areas YANA programs or programs of the Yale Club and Scholarship Foundation may contact Michael Kurs at 860-424-4331 or

Click here for presentation slides and a “Policy and Media Landscape” sheet distributed by Mr. Putterman.


More about the CT Mirror:

Spotlight on the CT Mirror, a Connecticut Nonprofit

The Connecticut Mirror is a nonprofit that receives most of its revenue from readers.  Its mission: Produce original, in-depth, nonpartisan journalism that informs Connecticut residents about the impact of public policy, holds government accountable, and amplifies diverse voices and perspectives.

In 2009, a small group of Connecticut residents, concerned about the decline in watchdog journalism, formed the Connecticut News Project, Inc.

A few months later, after securing start-up funding and hiring some veteran journalists, CNP launched The Connecticut Mirror, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet with a very clear mission: Produce deep reporting on government policies and politics, to become an invaluable resource for anyone who lives, works or cares about Connecticut, and to hold our policymakers accountable for their decisions and actions.

The Mirror’s staff consists of award-winning editors and reporters with decades of experience in Connecticut newsrooms or working for other national or state news operations. The Connecticut News Project, Inc., is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization — a 501(c)(3) — created in 2009 to reinvigorate coverage of state government, public policy, and politics. Its primary goal is to ensure that the people of Connecticut are better informed about their government so they can more effectively participate in the development of public policy and hold officials accountable for addressing the state’s needs. Through original reporting presented on its website and distributed through various platforms and technologies, it strives to serve the “watchdog” role of the media. Through internships, CNP is helping to train a new generation of journalists.

The Mirror receives funding from many different sources as it continues to endeavor to maintain a sustainable business model.