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    Karen Florin
    Thursday, July 25, 2024

    DAY NEWSROOM: Managing Editor

    Karen Florin

    Managing Editor

    Phone: (860) 701-4217

    Karen Florin


    By Karen Florin

    Introducing Theresa Sullivan Barger, an accomplished journalist who will report on environmental and energy issues for our Imminent Horizons project and updating our philanthropic and community-funded projects.
    A loyal reader was trying to tell us The Day “nailed it” in our recent reporting about East Lyme’s police chief. We jumped to the wrong conclusion after reading his text message.
    What is that widget that shows up on The Day’s digital stories? Introducing accessiBe, a new tool that brings us into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and offers readers a customized experience.
    We’re launching two community funded projects, called Imminent Horizons and the News Desert Fund, so that we can continue to produce in-depth stories and cover southeastern Connecticut the way the community deserves.
    The Day’s Executive Editor Izaskun E. Larrañeta received the prestigious Yankee Quill Award on Saturday from The Academy of New England Journalists. The Day journalists won 23 awards, including eight first-place designations, for news stories, photos, videos and advertising.
    The Day Pass, available for $2, provides non-subscribers 24 hours of access to all our content, along with the ability to comment on articles.
    Longtime puzzle creator Jacqueline E. Mathews, fondly referred to as “Jackie,” has retired after a prolific career of creating crosswords.
    In a couple of weeks, we’ll publish a list of The Day’s top stories of 2023 based on the “most read” stories on theday.com. Meanwhile, here are my picks.
    Rhonda Stearley-Hebert, honored by the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government for shining light on the inner workings of the state’s court system, did not go over to the “dark side,” as some do when they leave journalism for public relations.
    Hardcore history and genealogy researchers discovered quickly that The Day’s entire archive, dating back to 1881, became available online recently through newspapers.com. We’re here to tell the rest of you what it’s about.