National Public Radio’s WNPR-Connecticut Public Radio and The Connecticut Mirror opened a news bureau on the campus of Fairfield University.
In addition to covering news in Fairfield County, the collaboration offers opportunities for Fairfield University students to be interns in a working newsroom.
The Connecticut Mirror is the website of the nonprofit Connecticut News Project (CNP). The project was created to ensure that the people of Connecticut are better informed about their government’s activities. Besides posting original reporting at www.ctmirror.org and via other platforms, the CNP facilitates discussion on public policy, creates an archive of documents and data about state government and helps train a new generation of journalists.
WNPR news director John Dankosky said in a statement: “Fairfield University has been an exceptional partner in helping us serve Fairfield County with news and information. WNPR’s relationship with The Connecticut Mirror has created the strongest news collaboration in the state. Together, we hope to tell compelling stories about our environment and the issues facing Southwestern Connecticut.”