Like its older sister site, The Connecticut Mirror, CT Viewpoints is a creation of The Connecticut News Project, Inc., an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization — a 501(c)(3) — developed in 2009 to reinvigorate coverage of state government, public policy and politics.
The Project’s primary goal is to ensure that the people of Connecticut are better informed about their government so they can more effectively participate in the development of public policy and hold officials accountable for addressing the state’s needs.
CT Viewpoints will offer thoughtful commentary and robust discussion of public policy issues vital to the future of the state. It evolved from the growing number of opinion pieces submitted to The Connecticut Mirror by public officials, advocacy groups and interested citizens. CT Viewpoints will bring those voices together in a single forum, separate from news coverage.
CT Viewpoints is the 21st Century evolution of the newspaper Op-Ed page, offering commentary and discussion in both traditional and new forms, including social media and video. Source