JRC newspapers launch effort to help Connecticut nonprofits

28 Mar

Journal Register Company newspapers including the New Haven Register, Middletown Press and Register Citizen of Torrington are launching a charitable arm dedicated to assisting nonprofit organizations and volunteer groups in Connecticut.

ConnecticutNewspapers.Org seeks to leverage what we’re good at and share our resources to support charity, similar to how Google formed Google.Org to provide nonprofits access to its products and assistance with technology.

Ed Stannard and Angela Carter

Leading this effort will be Angela Carter and Ed Stannard, who work as full-time community engagement editors at the New Haven Register.

The program aims to provide nonprofits better access to and understanding of how editors decide to cover their issues, causes and events. But more importantly, Ed and Angi will be working with organizations to help them bring their message directly to our audience through participation in our Community Media Lab and assistance with establishing a blogging and/or social media presence.

ConnecticutNewspapers.Org also offers discounted advertising to nonprofits in our publications throughout the state, and free meeting space at our open-to-the-public Register Citizen Newsroom Cafe in Torrington.

The program’s website will share tips and resources for Connecticut nonprofits, and includes an interactive map of the communities covered by Journal Register Company newspapers and participating in the program.

6 Responses to “JRC newspapers launch effort to help Connecticut nonprofits”

  1. Felix Quinones March 28, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    I think this is an incredbile idea and as someone that will be starting a non-profit organization in New Haven I look forward to connecting with new people!

    Thanks a lot for moving forward on this great idea.

    • Andrew Rose March 28, 2012 at 10:32 am #

      Would love to learn more about your new endeavor!

  2. Aldon Hynes March 28, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Hopefully, part of participating with the Community Media Lab will include non-profit organizations getting to know and working with existing bloggers in the lab. I’m sure many of us are looking for interesting and compelling stories to blog about.

    • mattderienzo March 28, 2012 at 9:42 am #

      Great thought. We’d love to help facilitate networking among organizations and bloggers.

  3. Andrew Rose March 28, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Ed and Angi have been absolutely instrumental in gaining readership for my blog. I know they will be of great service to Connecticut non-profit organizations. Thank you, Matt, for arranging this collaboration!

  4. Hashim Allah March 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    I think this is incredible right at the time we need to see this type of interest in the community!!

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