The Connecticut Post is a daily newspaper, serving the area of Southwestern Connecticut around Bridgeport, Connecticut. It was formerly owned by the Thomson chain, but when that company sold off its newspapers, Media News Group bought the Post. Nickname: The Park City Official website: www. ...
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Some of the towns in the Post's rotation include Derby, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Oxford, Redding, Seymour, Shelton, Trumbull and Westport.
The Post's coverage area presents problems as Bridgeport is a poor and mostly minority area, while the surrounding Eastern Fairfield County area is affluent and mostly white. Consequently, while the Post does provide solid coverage of Bridgeport, most of the paper is comprised of local stories regarding the surrounding towns.
The newspaper was formerly the morning Bridgeport Telegram and evening Bridgeport Post before consolidating into a once a day publication.
With a circulation of roughly 77,000 (daily) and 85,000 (Sunday), the newspaper is the state's second largest. The publisher is Robert Laska and the editor-in-chief is Jim Smith.
Smith has attempted to take the paper in a different direction, stressing slice-of-life style features and downplaying court/police coverage.
Unlike many other major dailies in the state (such as the New Haven Register, Hartford Courant and Manchester Journal-Inquirer) the Post has filled vacancies on its staff, keeping a steady number of reporters over the last few years.
Some significant stories the Post has broken include Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim's notorius bribery scandal and current Bridgeport Mayor John Fabrizi's admittal to using cocaine.
Comedian and actor Richard Belzer once worked for the paper as a reporter. Richard Belzer Richard Belzer (born August 4, 1944) is an American stand up comedian, writer and actor. ...