The New Britain Progressive is different kind of newspaper and media organization. The New Britain Progressive is a publication of the New Britain Independent Newspaper, Inc. We are a volunteer, non-profit organization, managed under a volunteer board of directors. Our mission is serve the community, not to turn a profit for any person or corporation. So we are free to serve you, the people of New Britain, first and foremost.
Our reporters are dedicated to journalistic integrity. They are people who care about having a newspaper where the real purpose of journalism – reporting the facts and telling the truth – are practiced. That also means telling the truth that you are not likely to see told in for-profit publications.
Even more than that – the New Britain Independent Newspaper, Inc. is built as a community organization. As a not-for-profit organization, it is our mission to serve as a voice and forum for people, groups and communities in New Britain – making sure the community is heard and empowered.
The New Britain Progressive is dedicated making our news articles about telling the truth. News on the Progressive boldly exposes the truth, but, unlike at other news outlets – opinion does not masquerade as news. Commentary hosted on the Progressive is clearly noted as opinion – and, even then, are only columns and opinion letters that inform and offer something meaningful to public discussion, unlike the rank mudslinging you will find in other newspapers.
The New Britain Progressive/Independent is a bold project, but built on simple ideals – that the news should be about empowering people with the truth rather than being just another agent of the powerful. We believe that is the real purpose of Freedom of the Press.
We are working to build this bold project, so watch us as we grow!
Who We Are:
Board Of Directors:
President: Brian Riley
Vice-President: Jessica Angelo-Julien
Treasurer: Tim O’Brien
Executive Editor and Board Member: Rhona Cohen
Board Member: John McNamara
Board Member: Vicky Ramos
Board Member: Patricia Rosas
Board Member: Tom Shields
The names “New Britain Independent” and “New Britain Progressive”, as well as the content of the New Britain Progressive and New Britain Independent, are copyrights of the New Britain Independent Newspaper, Inc., a volunteer run organization that is a Connecticut not-for-profit, nonstock corporation. Opinion pieces published in the New Britain Progressive, usually included in the Opinion category, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the New Britain Independent Newspaper, Inc. or its editors, officers, directors or other volunteers.