Bruce Putterman has been appointed chief executive officer and publisher as of April 10 of The Connecticut News Project, a nonprofit organization that publishes The Connecticut Mirror and sister websites TrendCT and CT Viewpoints. The Hartford-based Connecticut Mirror is an online news publication covering public policy and politics in the state. Putterman will succeed Dave Daley, who previously was editor in chief of Salon.com. Daley has accepted a senior fellowship with FairVote, a voting rights organization based in Washington, D.C. Before moving to the Mirror, Putterman ran a West Hartford-based consulting practice for 17 years. The business provided marketing services to nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, public agencies and private sector companies. Previously, Putterman was a local radio reporter for ABC’s Satellite News Channel, a now-defunct news network designed to rival CNN’s 24-hour broadcasts in the early 1980s.
The Transitions were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondents Ashleane Alabre, Jenna Ciccotelli and Joseph Dussault, undergraduate students at Northeastern University.