Monthly Archives: April 2011

Weekly uses Facebook for news tips on bank robbery story

When a downtown bank in sleepy New Milford was robbed in broad daylight in January, the staff of the weekly Housatonic Times jumped into action with digital-first, minute-by-minute breaking news reporting of the manhunt that ensued. That alone was a … Continue reading

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Google Maps used to show roof collapses, road closures

This winter’s repeated heavy snowfall led to roof collapses across Connecticut. Register Citizen Community Engagement Editor Kaitlyn Yeager and reporter Jenny Golfin teamed up to chart incidents of roof collapse across the entire state, utilizing our own reporting and that … Continue reading

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Online photo gallery, exhibit bring Flood of ’55 to life

When The Register Citizen opened its Newsroom Cafe in December, we launched with an exhibit of historic photos of the Flood of 1955 from the archives of the Torrington Register and Winsted Evening Citizen. Community Engagement Editor Kaitlyn Yeager capitalized … Continue reading

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Editors curate social media to tell story of winter storm, local athlete’s jump to NBA

The free online tool Storify is enabling journalists to tell stories through the curation of citizen’s posts on Twitter. Register Citizen Community Engagement Editor Kaitlyn Yeager used it to tell the visual story of a huge snowstorm that hit Northwest … Continue reading

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