It is a refuge for all those journalists and other newspaper employees who lost or gave up their jobs in the July ’08 and subsequent staff reductions that beset the company both before and after it actually began to list and, ultimately, founder on the shores of bankruptcy. It is also a gathering place for all former Courant alum, or eventual Courant alum.
It is intended as a place where former Courant employees can commiserate, share ideas and information, find each other and be found by those looking for the services of talented people who once created a great newspaper. It is not a site developed for the purpose of trashing the Tribune Company, though some of that may be a natural consequence of observing the company’s activities.
The Hartford Courant Alumni Association and Refugee Camp is administered by Paul E. Stern, a Courant veteran of 22 years, with the help of his technology advisor, Rebecca Stern. Technology support is provided by Consolibyte Solutions of Mansfield, CT. You may contact the elder Stern at firstname.lastname@example.org.