Desperately Missing Susan

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Susan Campbell announced on Twitter this afternoon that her services as a freelancer for the Hartford Courant are no longer necessary.

Campbell has written for the Courant since 1986. She left in 2012 and then returned as a freelance columnist. Her pieces on poverty, the intersection of religion and politics and op-Eds have made us think more deeply and care about those it’s easy to ignore.

Earlier this month, Campbell wrote an opinion piece that was rejected by the Courant due to “a shift in focus to all things coronavirus.” It began, “Dear Hartford Courant reader, your roof is on fire.”  Read about it here.

“Thank you, Mother Courant, for the great times, and best of luck to the journalists who still labor there. I’ll be rooting for you,” Campbell wrote on Twitter.