Samuel Pappas is the Fall 2022 Gwen Ifill Integrity in Journalism Intern. He assists the Accountability Project Investigative News Team.
Pappas is a student at Central Connecticut State University. He is pursuing a degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Creative Writing. Before working at CT Public, he was the Lifestyle Editor for CCSU’s Recorder newspaper and President of CCSU’s Schlock Improvised Comedy Club, which he credits for giving him the confidence to work both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes.
Members of the Central Connecticut State University campus's Pride Club say the documentary spreads dangerous and false propaganda about the transgender community.
The town of Avon has spent more than $11,500 of taxpayer money in a legal battle to keep one document out of public hands.
Connecticut libraries realize there are communities that can’t connect to the internet, so they’re providing laptops and teaching people in person about how to find information online. Library officials said they’re working to close what's called the “digital divide.”
Officials believe that about 44,000 additional Connecticut residents could be eligible for SNAP benefits.