Hearst Ramps Up Connecticut Coverage to Compete With Alden’s Hartford Courant

From a story on poynter.org by Rick Edmonds headlined “Hearst Connecticut ramps up coverage of Hartford County, home of Alden’s Hartford Courant”:

Hearst’s Connecticut operation is adding 13 new positions — 11 of them journalists — and ramping up coverage of Hartford County, the home base of The Hartford Courant.

The Courant is one of the Tribune Publishing papers bought last summer by hedge fund Alden Global Capital. Hearst’s move is not framed as a news-war attack on the Courant, but the company did offer a hint of that.