About Us


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.

Email: editor@thehartfordguardian.com

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 community instead of 17 distinct neighborhoods.

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.

Editorial Independence Policy

We subscribe to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News:

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.

Our organization will make public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with INN’s Membership Standards.

Our Staff

Senior Editor — Ann-Marie Adams


Candice Dodd

Ryan Grace

Krishna Scully

Adam Stulhman

Ann Marie Mesquita

Fran Wilson

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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.

Submit all letters, articles and queries to:

Snail Mail

The Hartford Guardian
State Capitol Bureau
210 Capitol Avenue, Room 409
Hartford, CT 06106

E-mail:  editor [at] thehartfordguardian [.] com

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