Since its founding, CT Mirror has balanced daily reporting with in-depth, long-term reporting series. Here are some of CT Mirror’s past and ongoing reporting series.


Impact of Climate Change on Connecticut

  • Topic: An extensive look at various climate change-related challenges across the state
  • Author: Jan Ellen Spiegel
  • Date: Ongoing

Single Moms: Parenting Alone During COVID

  • Topic: An examination of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on single mothers
  • Authors: Isabella Zou, Elizabeth Hamilton, Kira Goldenberg, Yehyun Kim
  • Published: May 2021

A Better Deal: Inclusive Economic Recovery

  • Topic: An exploration of challenges and opportunities for inclusive recovery in Connecticut
  • Authors: Tom Condon, Mark Pazniokas, Keith Phaneuf, Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, Jenna Carlesso, Kelan Lyons
  • Published: October 2020 to January 2021

CT’s Scramble for Food in COVID Times

  • Topic: An examination of food supply chain challenges in Connecticut in COVID’s early days
  • Author: Jan Ellen Spiegel
  • Published: April and May 2020

Separated By Design

  • Topic: An authoritative assessment of exclusionary housing policy in Connecticut
  • Author: Jacqueline Rabe Thomas
  • Published: May 2019 to June 2020

The Cities Project

  • Topic: An exploration of challenges and solutions related to revitalizing Connecticut’s cities
  • Authors: Tom Condon in collaboration with reporters from Connecticut Public Radio, Hearst Connecticut Media, Hartford Courant, Republican-American of Waterbury, Hartford Business Journal, and Purple States
  • Published: June to October 2019

CT’s Small Solutions to Climate Change

  • Topic: An exploration of how Connecticut is grappling with the effects of climate change, one small solution at a time
  • Author: Jan Ellen Spiegel
  • Published: September 2019

Extreme Inequality: Connecticut’s Wealth Dilemma

  • Topic: An exploration of wealth and income inequality in Connecticut and its impact on a state struggling to cope with massive debt
  • Authors: Keith Phaneuf and Clarice Silber
  • Published: May to December 2018

Connecticut’s Vanishing Shoreline

  • Topic: An examination of Connecticut’s slow response to rising sea levels and the consequences of inaction
  • Author: Jan Ellen Spiegel
  • Published: November 2018

For Connecticut’s Nonprofits, A Time of Reckoning

  • Topic: An exploration of the impact of the state budget on the nonprofit sector
  • Authors: Tom Condon, Paul Marks, Keith Phaneuf
  • Published: August 2018

Lessons from Next Door

  • Topic: An exploration of ways to close persistent gaps in educational achievement
  • Author: Jacqueline Rabe Thomas
  • Published: December 2017

Language Wars

  • Topic: An exploration of how English learners are taught in Connecticut schools
  • Author: Jacqueline Rabe Thomas
  • Published: May and June 2017

A Legacy of Debt

  • Topic: A comprehensive and thorough examination of Connecticut’s decades-in-the-making budget crisis
  • Author: Keith Phaneuf
  • Published: January and February 2017

Troubled Schools on Trial

  • Topic: An analysis of the vast inequality between Connecticut’s school districts amid a consequential court battle
  • Author: Jacqueline Rabe Thomas
  • Published: December 2016

Starting Early

  • Topic: An examination of abuse, neglect and other forms of severe adversity in childhood and approaches to prevention
  • Authors: Arielle Levin Becker and Alvin Chang
  • Published: January 2015