Laid-Off ‘Hartford Courant’ Reader Rep Says Goodbye

By: E&P Staff

Karen Young, reader representative for The Hartford (Conn.) Courant, announced her departure from the paper — and the end of the position — on Sunday in a column in the paper. It opened: “I am not one for long goodbyes. So in short, this is my last column as The Courant’s reader representative. Along with 23 others in the newsroom, I am being laid off; another 33 chose to take a buyout.

“My personal situation aside, July 31, my last day with the newspaper, will mark the end of an era. The Courant will no longer have a reader representative.” The newspaper introduced its first reader representative, Henry McNulty, in 1984.

The full column is here.


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