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'Hartford Courant' Replaces Publisher -- Combines Newsgathering with TV Stations

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'Hartford Courant' Replaces Publisher -- Combines Newsgathering with TV Stations

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Tribune Company will relocate the operations of its two Hartford, Conn., television stations into the building occupied by The Hartford Courant to form a new combined news-gathering entity, the company announced Monday.

In addition, it will replace Courant Publisher Steve Carver with Richard Graziano, general manager of WTIC-TV and WTXX-TV. He was namedpublisher of the Courant "effective immediately."

"This is the future of media," Randy Michaels, Tribune's chief operating officer, said in a statement. "Whether in print, over the air, or online--the delivery mechanism isn't as important as the unique, rich nature of the content provided. Bringing these media properties together will enable us to bring more resources to our news coverage, improving and expanding what we can offer readers, viewers and advertisers in the area."

Following the change, WTIC-TV and WTXX-TV will begin broadcasting news from a studio located in the Courant's newsroom. Construction is expected to begin later this summer.

"WTIC-TV also plans to expand its news offerings by adding two half-hour broadcasts, one at noon and another at 6 p. …

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