Journatic, the behind-the-scenes company that produces local news items for a bunch of Tribune newspapers, was the subject of John Dankosky’s Where We Live today.
Here’s a link to download the episode.
Former Courant writer Theresa Sullivan Barger put in an appearance, observing that covering local news is how reporters used to learn their trade.
I wrote that the Tribune was not using Journatic materials, but apparently it is — on its website, anyway.
The Courant said in a statement that it did not use any Journatic items that were distributed under fake bylines. That’s a great consolation, I’m sure, to the many former local reporters who used to do this work.