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long-time Whalers journalist, Jeff Jacobs, takes promotion to Hearst News, featured in 8 papers now

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Jeff Jacobs and Paul Doyle, both longtime Connecticut sports journalists, have joined Hearst Connecticut Media Group — Jacobs as a columnist and Doyle as sports enterprise editor. Jacobs’ column will debut in Hearst CT’s eight daily newspapers and multiple digital properties Sunday.

Both Jacobs and Doyle come to Hearst after distinguished careers at the Hartford Courant, where each has covered just about every sport in the state. Their work has been recognized throughout New England and across the country. Jacobs is a 10-time Connecticut Sports Writer of the Year and four times has been honored by the *****ociated Press Sports Editors as one of the top 10 columnists in the country. Doyle was named 2016 Connecticut Sports Writer of the Year by the National Sports Media *****ociation.

Jacobs was the Courant’s sports columnist for the past 22 years, after a nine-year stint covering the former Hartford Whalers and the National Hockey League. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he worked at newspapers in Michigan and New Jersey before coming to Connecticut, where his p*****ion for local sports runs the gamut from high school athletics to UConn basketball — he has covered all four UConn men’s championships and 10 of the 11 women’s titles. He’s also covered Olympics, World Series and Super Bowls.

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Hearst Media must be hearing early indications about a Whalers return, for them to go out and get the most well-known sports writer in Connecticut, a man who spent a decade covering the Whalers.  This will have a major impact on how the return is reported around the state, to now have Jeff Jacobs featured in 8 newspapers around the state, this is more good news for the Whalers, 2018 keeps getting better by the day.

Hearst Connecticut Media Group comprises eight daily newspapers in the state --

  1. New Haven Register
  2. Connecticut Post
  3. The News-Times based in Danbury
  4. Stamford Advocate
  5. Norwalk Hour
  6. Greenwich Time
  7. The Middletown Press
  8. The Register-Citizen based in Torrington

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The timing of this is very important, Jeff goes from 1 newspaper to now being displayed in 8 newspapers around the state, as the same time as many other recent events.

  1. Jeff Jacobs goes from 1 newspaper to now being with 8 newspapers
  2. new ChickFilA restaurant opens at the XL Center
  3. DMV Whalers license plates for 2018
  4. Tens of millions of dollars earmarked for XL Center improvements
  5. NHL discusses possibility of adding 3 more teams, for total of 34 NHL teams

Everything seems to be happening all at once, something big is churning.

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9 hours ago, Whalevolution said:

Notice how that was quick. 

No farewell page no goodbye column. 

 

This is a guess, but I'm guessing he was let go.  Probably because of money.  Same with Doyle.

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3 hours ago, radcon said:

Nobody reads print newspaper anymore, no big impact to getting the Whalers back!!

Newspaper subscriptions are on the rise nationwide.

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