The Earth Is Flat

The Earth is flat, ice is hot, and according to Eddy Hartenstein, the new Tribune Publishing corporate structure — including $325 million in debt — “is based on sound financial principles and a deep commitment to providing Tribune’s newspapers with a strong, long-term future.”


Marbs In Town Sunday To Speak

Many Courant longtimers (the few remaining) certainly remember Michael Prager — known to us as Marbs — from the copy desk. He’ll be in town this weekend speaking. Here’s his note:

Not sure if I ever mentioned it, but one outgrowth of my first book is that I’ve become a professional speaker, to further carry the ideas both in that book and my second one, which I expect to publish this year.

Sunday, I’ll be the lead speaker at the Unitarian Meeting House, 50 Bloomfield Ave., in Hartford, during the congregation’s Earth Day-theme service. I will be speaking, as I do, about sustainability from a personal perspective — illustrated by anecdotes from my having sustained a 155-pound lost for more than 20 years.

The service begins at 10:30 and lasts an hour or a bit longer, to be followed a coffee hour.

It occurred to me that some members of the Courant diaspora might be interested in attending.



Reminder Joins The Fold

The Courant and The Reminder are now one, the JI reports.


Jobs, Work, Etc.

Some new job opportunities to consider:

This from Corey Hutchins, who participated in the State Integrity Project run by the Center for Public Integrity–

I  am looking for contributing writers for a collection on politics and public affairs at Medium. Here’s a listing at if you’re interested or know someone you think might be a fit:

These from the Travelers via Jeff Goldberg, known to us as Jeffgo –

1. The 2Vice President, Digital & Social Marketing is an integral part of the Traveler’s marketing team. This position is accountable for developing and implementing digital and social marketing strategies that can be leveraged across the Enterprise. It will have direct reports. What we’re looking for: the ideal candidate will have 8-10 years of experience in marketing and a minimum of 5-7 years of digital marketing experience. As well as have an in depth understanding understands all contributors to an integrated paid, owned, earned program including social media marketing, content, search visibility, paid media and more. He/she will work collaboratively with business units across the company to understand their goals and define how they can best be met via digital marketing.

2. The 2Vice President, Digital Editor-in-Chief leads the Enterprise Digital Marketing (EDM) content marketing function. She/he reports to the VP of Enterprise Digital Marketing. She/he is responsible for the quality of the content published across our social and digital marketing channels. She/he is accountable for the positive performance of that content in support of business unit and enterprise goals. What we’re looking for: the ideal candidate will have a minimum of 8-10 years of experience in marketing and editorial and a minimum of 5+ years of experience within an editorial function. Experience as a writer and/or editor for a digital content function. Like the editor of a digital media property, he/she drives story development, the design and production of those stories and the publishing of content across our social and digital marketing channels.

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