The "multiplatform media arrangement" is designed to provide increased news coverage for Fairfield County with local reporters and offer university students internship opportunities in an on-campus working newsroom environment, according to a news release.
Reporter Neena Satija, whose office is in the campus' Dolan West building, is responsible for the bureau's initial beat covering the region's environment, energy, transportation, health and business-related stories on the environment. She recently completed a Connecticut Mirror fellowship established in conjunction with Connecticut Public Radio and the New Haven Independent. A graduate of Yale University, Satija has worked as a general assignment reporter for the Toledo Blade in Ohio and the Dallas Morning News. She also worked as a health/science reporter at the Boston Globe.
The Connecticut Mirror is a news website run by the Connecticut News Project, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization focused on covering state government through the Mirror's website, www.ctmirror.org, and various other platforms and technologies.
The Connecticut Mirror is a separate entity from the university's student newspaper, The Mirror.
WNPR-Connecticut Public Radio is a subsidiary of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, which is affiliated with National Public Radio.