In 2004, a group of Greater Hartford residents founded The Hartford Guardian, an award-winning print and online publication. The website (thehartfordguardian.com) went live on Oct. 5, 2008. It is the first nonprofit and nonpartisan online news publication in Connecticut that aims to build communities through civic journalism.
After two years of development, The Hartford Guardian published its first newspaper in October 2004. Its online, daily publication began four years later. Thanks to a group of Greater Hartford residents who met at the Hartford Public Library on January 10, 2004. On that night, Ann-Marie Adams, a former Hartford Courant reporter, led the discussion with local community organizers, journalists, librarians, teachers, writers and others to discuss how to use thier skills to better serve the city of Hartford and make it one city and one community instead of 17 distinct neighborhoods. The Guardian has matured since then and is now the only Connecticut publication that covers the White House beat.
The Guardian’s mission is to tap into civic life and publishes daily; its online daily edition (www.thehartfordguardian.com) delivers in-depth coverage of local, national, and international issues.
The Guardian is for a readership committed to the advancement of community building, civil rights, and responsible social policy. Our reporters consistently cover the arts, local communities, government, education, immigration, and politics. The Guardian is published by the Connecticut Alliance for Better Communities, Inc., a 501 3 (c) organization.
Senior Editor — Michael Rapoport
Associate Editor — Bill Sarno
Ann Marie Mesquita
We aim to give analysis and progressive perspective without editorializing. We do feature articles that combine original on-the-ground reporting with solid analysis. We are particularly interested in investigative stories and articles that educate Hartford County residents on how to best access the many services in our communities. We are also interested in investigative news stories not found elsewhere in the Connecticut media market.
Click here for The Hartford Guardian‘s Writer’s Guidelines.
The Hartford Guardian welcomes opinion articles on any subject. Submissions must be exclusive to us. Most articles are about 750 words in length, though some are shorter, and on Sundays we welcome longer pieces, about 1,200 words. We prefer article submission that are topical, current and newsworthy. Our strong preference is for Op-Ed pieces about a subject matter covered by The Hartford Guardian.
Submissions must be sent by e-mail to editor [at] thehartfordguardian.com. Please put the name of the author followed by the topic in the subject line, and paste the text of the article into the body of the message. Be sure to include day and evening telephone numbers and a short biography of the writer.
We make every effort to read manuscripts promptly. If the article is accepted for publication, you will hear from an editor. Please allow five days for a response.We cannot respond individually to each article, nor can we provide feedback to proposals or queries.Thank you for your interest in The Hartford Guardian.
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E-mail: editor [at] thehartfordguardian [.] com
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