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 website with a very clear mission: Through 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 small staff consists of award-winning editors and reporters with decades of experience in Connecticut newsrooms or working for other national or state news operations. We are the only state news organization with a full-time reporter in Washington, D.C.
More than 5,000 stories later, we start our fourth year with a still powerful sense of our mission.
We’re pleased – very pleased -- that people have noticed. The Mirror has had more than 5 million visitors, including more than 1.8 million unique visits. We have more than 20 print syndication partners, disseminating our stories and other content throughout the state. We collaborate frequently with WNPR, the largest public radio station in Connecticut. We’ve also picked up some state and national awards along the way.
And we’re growing. In 2012, we opened an office at Fairfield University to focus on environmental, transportation and other issues crucial to people and businesses in southwestern Connecticut. We share a Fairfield County reporter with WNPR.
With this, our new website, we are continuing to ramp up our coverage of Connecticut and issues important to our state, as well as to provide more of a platform for readers and decision-makers. We try to be here for you, for our state. Please join us, and the conversation, by logging on to www.ctmirror.org.