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Connecticut newspapers and Connecticut newspaper list

Introduction to Connecticut News Media

Connecticut is the state in the southernmost region of the northeastern United States that is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Though Connecticut is the third smallest state by area, it is the 29th most populous state. Due to its high population density and high per-capita income, Connecticut is a significant market for the many newspapers and news websites.

Introduction to Connecticut Newspapers

Interestingly, the history of press & newspapers in Connecticut is older than the country itself. The first press to function in the region was in 1639, and it was based in the erstwhile Massachusetts Bay colony. It was Stephen Day and his son Matthew who owned the press.

By the end of the 1940s, Samuel Green bought the press and ran it for several years. It was his descendants who later helped found the early newspapers in Connecticut.

Early newspapers in Connecticut

The first newspaper to be published in the Connecticut region was the Connecticut Gazette and was founded on April 12, 1755 (Approximately 33 years before Connecticut was declared a state). Connecticut Gazette was owned by James Parker & Benjamin Franklin and was published at Thomas Green’s press.

By 1760, James Parker & Benjamin Franklin transferred the management of the Connecticut Gazette to Thomas Green. Due to the French-Indian war, the publishing of the newspaper had to be suspended in 1764. The paper resumed its operations in 1765 under Benjamin Mecom, but it was short-lived. Because of dwindling circulation and a significant decline in revenue, the newspaper ceased its operations in February 1768.

As said earlier, it was the Green family’s descendants that founded most of the newspapers in the region. The second newspaper in the region New London Summary, was founded by Timothy Green in August 1758. New London Summary was a weekly journal and primarily focused on covering the French-Indian war. This newspaper, too was short-lived and had to be withdrawn from circulation in 1763 following the death of Timothy Green.

In the year 1764, Thomas Green founded the Connecticut Courant (Hartford), which later became the oldest newspaper in continuous publication in the country. Connecticut Courant was initially launched as a weekly and was published on Mondays.

Eventually, Green sold Connecticut Courant to his assistant Ebenezer Watson. In those days, the primary issue faced by the paper was the shortage of paper for printing. Ebenezer Watson was quick to set up a paper mill to address the lack of printing paper.

Role of newspapers in Connecticut’s history

Connecticut Courant had played a commendable role in the history of Connecticut. The newspaper was successful in keeping its readers updated on the events that were transcribing during that period.

Apart from being the oldest & popular newspaper in the country, Connecticut Courant was one among the few papers in the era to have a woman as the chief editor. Following the demise of Ebenezer Watson in 1777, his widow, Hannah Bunce Watson, took control of the paper. Making her one of the first female publishers in America.

The years following 1800 witnessed a lot of new newspapers entering circulation in Connecticut. By the beginning of the 20th century, there were around 100 newspapers in Connecticut. With each significant city having two to three papers. Over the years, most of these newspapers merged to form conglomerates.

As of 2020, there are more than 150 newspapers & news websites in Connecticut. In this article, we will look at some of the top newspapers & news websites in Connecticut.

If you are looking for information on US Newspapers, you can read the article written by our experts.

The Hartford Courant 

Connecticut Newspapers 01 Hartford Courant

The Hartford Courant is the largest daily newspaper that is circulated in Connecticut, USA. Apart from being the largest in the state, it is one of the oldest newspapers in the country. The history of the paper dates back to an era before the formation of the United States. This justifies the slogan of the newspaper “Older than the country.”

History

The history of The Hartford Courant dates back to 1764 when Thomas Green founded it. Initially, it was named The Connecticut Courant, and it was a weekly newspaper that was published on Mondays. The Connecticut Courant was the first newspaper in the country to generate revenue from advertisements.

Within a few years, after the paper was launched, Thomas Green sold the newspaper to Ebenezer Watson. Ebenezer was a visionary, and the paper thrived under his leadership until he died in 1977. Following which his widow, Hannah Bunce Watson, assumed control. Over the years, The Connecticut Courant became an integral part of the region and played a vital role in keeping the people updated about the various events that were happening.

Becoming a Daily Newspaper

The newspaper continued to be weekly until 1837 when it was converted into a daily newspaper. It was then renamed to Hartford Courant.  Connecticut Courant continued to be a weekly supplement, and it remained in circulation until 1896.

Throughout its history spanning almost 256 years, Hartford Courant has undergone a series of acquisitions and mergers. As of 2020, Hartford Courant is owned by the Tribune publishing company. It is estimated that the paper has a circulation of 107,410 on weekdays and 171,592 on weekends.

Publications

Hartford Courant is headquartered at Hartford, Connecticut, and it mainly serves the region North of New Haven and east of Waterbury. The newspaper covers mostly all facets of news and updates regarding the state and important national news.

Apart from the printed edition, they also publish an online news website. There are dedicated sections on the website for different categories of news. Paid subscribers can also access the e-edition of the newspaper.

Connecticut Newspapers 01 Hartford Courant website

The Hartford Courant Online

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The Hartford Courant iOS App

Hartford CTNow

Connecticut Newspapers 02 Hartford CTNow website

Hartford CTNow is a free alternative weekly newspaper that is circulated in central and southwestern Connecticut. CTNow was initially launched as a New Mass Media group with three Connecticut editions viz; The Hartford Advocate, New Haven Advocate, and Fairfield County Weekly. The newspaper mainly serves the 125 towns in Connecticut.

History

As said earlier, Hartford CTNow was initially founded as the New Mass Media group in 1973 by Geoffrey Robinson and Edward Matys, who were senior editors at The Hartford Courant. The first newspaper they published was the Valley Advocate that was published in September 1974. Valley Advocate was a biweekly newspaper based out of Amherst, Massachusetts, serving Western Massachusetts.

The other newspaper in the line was the Hartford Advocate that was founded by the pair in 1974. Hartford Advocate, too, was a weekly newspaper and was based out of Hartford, Connecticut. Within a short period, Geoffrey Robinson and Edward Matys published the third weekly newspaper New Haven Advocate in September 1975. The last newspaper in the line Fairfield County Advocate (later renamed to Fairfield County Weekly) was launched in 1978.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Owing to the popularity of the publications, the Times-Mirror group bought them in 1999. Tribune Group, which later acquired Times-Mirror, announced in 2007 that they would sell Valley Advocate to Newspapers of New England.

In 2013, The Hartford Advocate, New Haven Advocate, and Fairfield County Weekly were merged to form the Alternative weekly, CTNow. The Tribune Group also joined the existing websites with the website of Hartford Courant.

What do they cover?

As an alternative weekly, CTNow focuses on reporting upcoming concerts, events, opinions, reviews, and investigation into edgy topics. Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, they also own an online website with dedicated sections for event calendar, food & drinks, art & theatre, music, and things to do.

Hartford CTNow Online

Hartford CTNow ePaper

Hartford CTNow Android App

Hartford CTNow iOS App

Darien Daily Voice

Connecticut Newspapers 03 Darien Daily Voice website

Darien daily voice is an online news website that mainly serves the Darien town region in Fairfield County. Apart from covering the local news, the website also includes important state & national news. There are separate sections on the website for news, lifestyle, business updates, school, police & fire, politics & so on.

Darien Daily Voice also has a strong presence on various social media platforms. Readers can choose to follow these pages for prompt updates.

Daily Voice Plus

While most contents on Darien Daily Voice are available for free to users, some features are exclusive to paid subscribers. Readers can choose to subscribe to Daily Voice Plus from their website.

Darien Daily Voice Online

Darien Daily Voice Android App

Darien Daily Voice iOS App

Fairfield Daily Voice (Fairfield)

Connecticut Newspapers 04 Fairfield Daily Voice website

Fairfield Daily Voice is an online news website that focuses on reporting the local news concerning Fairfield County, Connecticut. There are dedicated sections on the website for local & state wide news, business, lifestyle, obituaries, sports news, and so on.

Besides a strong presence on the web, Fairfield Daily Voice also has a strong presence on various social media platforms. These social media handles are regularly updated with the latest news & updates.

Daily Voice Plus

Every content on the website is available to the users for free, but some materials are exclusive to the paid subscribers. Readers can choose to opt for a paid subscription from their website.

Fairfield Daily Voice Online

Fairfield Daily Voice Android App

Fairfield Daily Voice iOS App

Greenwich Daily Voice (Greenwich)

Connecticut Newspapers 05 Greenwich Daily Voice website

Greenwich Daily Voice is a news website primarily serving the people in Greenwich town in southwestern Fairfield County, Connecticut. Being a regional news website, it mainly covers the regional news, and important state & national news.

There are separate sections on the website for local & statewide news, business news & updates, lifestyle, obituaries, sports news, etc. Apart from covering news & updates, the site also includes essential weather updates.

Greenwich Daily Voice also has a strong presence on various social media platforms. These social media handles are regularly updated with the latest news & updates.

Daily Voice Plus

Most contents on the website are available for free to the users, but some contents are exclusive for paid subscribers. Readers can avail of the paid subscription from the website to gain access to the paid features.

Greenwich Daily Voice Online

Greenwich Daily Voice Android App

Greenwich Daily Voice iOS App

New Canaan Daily Voice (New Canaan)

Connecticut Newspapers 06 New Canaan Daily Voice website

New Canaan Daily Voice is an online news website that primarily caters to the people in New Canaan town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. The website primarily focuses on reporting the local news & updates concerning New Canaan & its surrounding regions.

There are separate sections on the website for local & state wide news, business news & updates, lifestyle, obituaries, sports news, and so on. Apart from covering news & updates, the website also covers important weather updates.

The online presence of the New Canaan Daily Voice is not limited to their website. Instead, they also have a strong presence on various social media platforms. These social media handles are regularly updated with the latest news & updates.

Daily Voice Plus

Every content on New Canaan Daily Voice is available for free to users. But some contents are exclusive for paid subscribers. Readers can avail of the paid subscription from the website to gain access to the paid features.

New Canaan Daily Voice Online

New Canaan Daily Voice Android App

New Canaan Daily Voice iOS App

Norwalk Daily Voice (Norwalk)

Connecticut Newspapers 07 Norwalk Daily Voice website

Norwalk Daily Voice is an online news portal primarily focussed on catering to the people of Norwalk in southern Fairfield County and its surrounding areas. The website focuses mostly on reporting the local news & updates concerning New Canaan & its surrounding regions.

There are separate sections on the website for local & statewide news, business news & updates, lifestyle, obituaries, sports news, and so on. Other covering these categories, the site also includes important weather updates.

Readers can also choose to follow the social media handles of Norwalk Daily Voice for prompt updates!

Daily Voice Plus

While every content on Norwalk Daily Voice is available for free to users, some contents are exclusive for paid subscribers. Readers can avail of the paid subscription from the website to gain access to the paid features.

Norwalk Daily Voice Online

Norwalk Daily Voice Android App

Norwalk Daily Voice iOS App

Ridgefield Daily Voice (Ridgefield)

Connecticut Newspapers 08 Ridgefield Daily Voice website

Ridgefield Daily Voice is an online news website that is primarily focused on reporting the local news concerning Ridgefield & its surrounding areas in Fairfield county. There are separate sections on the website for local & statewide news, business news & updates, lifestyle, obituaries, sports news, and so on. Other covering these categories, the site also includes essential weather updates.

Daily Voice Plus

While every contents on Ridgefield Daily Voice are available for free to users, some contents are exclusive for paid subscribers. Readers can avail the paid subscription from the website to gain access to the paid features.

Ridgefield Daily Voice Online

Ridgefield Daily Voice Android App

Ridgefield Daily Voice iOS App

Stamford Daily Voice (Stamford)

Connecticut Newspapers 09 Stamford Daily Voice website

Stamford Daily Voice is an online newspaper in the US primarily covering news and updates concerning Stamford city & its surrounding regions in Connecticut. There are separate sections on the website for local & state wide news, business news & updates, lifestyle, obituaries, sports news, and so on.

Apart from a strong presence on the web, Stamford Daily Voice also has a strong presence on various social media platforms. These social media handles are regularly updated with the latest news & updates.

Daily Voice Plus

While every content on Stamford Daily Voice is available for free to users, some contents are exclusive for paid subscribers. Readers can avail of the paid subscription from the website to gain access to the paid features.

Stamford Daily Voice Online

Stamford Daily Voice Android App

Stamford Daily Voice iOS App

Westport Daily Voice (Westport)

Connecticut Newspapers 10 Westport Daily Voice website

Westport Daily Voice is an online news website primally serving the Westport region in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The site is primarily focused on reporting the news & updates concerning Westport & surrounding areas in Connecticut.

The website has different sections for local news & updates, politics, business, sports, police & fire, and obituaries. Apart from a strong presence on the web, Westport Daily Voice also has a strong presence on various social media platforms.

Daily Voice Plus

While every content on Westport Daily Voice is available for free to users, there are some exclusive features for paid subscribers. Readers can avail of the paid subscription from the website to gain access to the paid features.

Westport Daily Voice Online

Westport Daily Voice Android App

Westport Daily Voice iOS App

Wilton Daily Voice (Wilton)

Connecticut Newspapers 11 Wilton Daily Voice website

Wilton Daily Voice is an online news website primarily serving the Wilton region in Fairfield County, southwestern Connecticut. It is a regional news website that primarily covers news & updates concerning Wilton & its surrounding regions.

The website covers all facets of news & updates on politics, business, sports, police & fire, obituaries, and so on. There are dedicated sections on the website for each of these categories of news.

Apart from a strong presence on the web, Wilton Daily Voice also has a strong presence on various social media platforms. These social media handles are regularly updated with the latest news & updates.

Daily Voice Plus

While entire content on Wilton Daily Voice is available for free to users, there are some exclusive contents for paid subscribers.

Wilton Daily Voice Online

Wilton Daily Voice Android App

Wilton Daily Voice iOS App

Daily Voice Plus

Connecticut Newspapers 12 Daily Voice Plus website

While entire content on Wilton Daily Voice is available for free to users, some contents are exclusive for paid subscribers.

Dailyvoice Plus Online

Dailyvoice Plus Android App

Dailyvoice Plus iOS App

The Stamford Advocate

Connecticut Newspapers 13 The Stamdford Advocate

Stamford Advocate is a daily newspaper owned by Hearst Communications and is based in Stamford, Connecticut. The paperprimarilycovers all facets of news & updates concerning Southwestern Connecticut and important state & national news. Stamford Advocate is circulated mainly in Stamford and the nearby southwestern towns of Darien and New Canaan.

Apart from covering news & updates of the region, the paper also keeps the readers updated on Metro-North Railroad’s workings. This comes in handy for the readers who regularly commute by train.

History

The history of Stamford Advocate can be traced back to 1829 when it was launched as The Intelligencer. Intelligencer was published from a small press owned by William Henry. But owing to lack in circulation and scarce revenue, the paper had to cease its publication within a few months after it was launched.

In February 1830, the newspaper resumed its operations under the name The Sentinel. Sentinel was a four paged newspaper with dedicated sections for local news & poems by local poets.

Evolution into The Stamford Advocate

The Sentinel was renamed to The Stamford Advocate in 1848 when Edgar Hoyt and Andrew Smith became the owners of the newspaper. Over the years, The Stamford Advocate saw a lot of mergers & acquisitions happening. As of 2020, the newspaper is owned by the Hearst Communications.

What do they publish?

Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, The Stamford Advocate also publishes an online news website. The website is regularly updated with the latest news & updates and has dedicated sections for news, sports, business, real estate, sports, entertainment, and so on.

While most contents on the website are available to the users for free, there are some exclusive content for paid subscribers. Paid Subscribers can also access the e-edition of the newspaper from the website.

Connecticut Newspapers 13 The Stamdford Advocate website

The Advocate Online

The Advocate ePaper

The Norwalk Hour 

Connecticut Newspapers 14 The Hour website

The Norwalk Hour is a daily newspaper that is owned by Hearst Media Services and primarily serving the city of Norwalk, Connecticut. Being a regional newspaper, it mainly covers news & updates concerning Norwalk & its surrounding areas.

History

This history of the newspaper dates back to 1871 when it was first launched as The Evening Hour. As the name suggests, it was an evening newspaper catering to the readers in Norwalk & its surrounding areas. The paper was renamed The Norwalk Hour and then into The Hourin 1900 & 1971, respectively. It was still an evening newspaper and shifted to being a morning daily in the year 2000.

Mergers & Acquisitions

The newspaper was initially owned by the Nellie M. Thomas Trust, owner of The Hour Publishing Co. In the year 2008, Hearst Communications bought the paper and renamed it to The Norwalk Hour. As per the readership survey of 2017, The Norwalk Hour has a circulation of 12,000 copies.

The Online News Portal

Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, The Norwalk Hour also publishes an online news website. Like the printed version of The Norwalk Hour, the site mainly covers the regional news & relevant state & national news.

There are dedicated sections on the website for news, sports, business, real estate, entertainment, living, obituaries & classifieds. The website also has sections for entertainment news.

Though most contents on the website are available to the users for free, there are some features such as the e-paper that are only available to paid subscribers.

The Hour Online

The Hour ePaper

Greenwich Time

Connecticut Newspapers 15 Greenwich Time website

Greenwich Time is a daily newspaper based out of Greenwich, Connecticut, United States. The newspaper was founded in the year 1877, as the Greenwich Observer. As of 2020, the newspaper is owned by the Hearst Corporation, which also owns The Advocate.

The newspaper went through a series of mergers and acquisitions, and the Hearst Corporation finally bought it in 2007. As per the latest readership survey, Greenwich Time had a circulation of 7,838 copies on weekdays and 10,672 copies on Sundays.

What do they publish?

The newspaper mainly focuses on reporting the regional news concerning Greenwich & its surrounding areas. Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, Greenwich Time also publishes an online website. The website covers all facets of regional, national & state news.

There are dedicated sections on the website for regional, national & state news and updates, sports, business, politics, real estate, entertainment, world news, science, and technology. Other than these, the website also keeps the users updated on the weather.

Though most contents on the website are available to the users for free, there are some contents and features that are exclusive to paid subscribers. For instance, paid subscribers can access the e-edition of the newspaper for free.

Greenwich Time Online

Greenwich Time ePaper

New Haven Register

Connecticut Newspapers 16 New Haven Register

New Haven Register is a daily newspaper in Connecticut, primarily serving the New Haven and Middlesex counties. The newspaper mainly covers the news & updates concerning the New Haven and Middlesex counties and important state news. They have signed an agreement with ctnewsjunkie.com for the exchange of information about the Connecticut state government.

History

The history of New Haven Register dates back to 1812 to the launch of the newspaper The Register. The Register was acquired by the John Day Jackson and was changed to an evening newspaper on weekdays and a morning newspaper on weekends. In 1987, they combined The Register & Journal-Courier, a morning weekday paper, to form a seven-day daily newspaper.

What do they publish?

The newspaper mainly covers the news & updates concerning the New Haven and Middlesex counties and relevant state & national news. Apart from the printed edition of the paper, they also own an online news website.

The news website covers news and information on sports, business, entertainment, science & technology, and so on. There are dedicated sections on the website for each of these categories of news. Most contents on the website are available to the users for free. But there are some features like access to e-papers that are exclusive to paid subscribers.

As per the readership survey of 2015, New Heaven Register has a circulation of 64,210 copies.

Connecticut Newspapers 16 New Haven Register website

New Haven Register Online

New Haven Register ePaper

The Trinity Tripod

Connecticut Newspapers 17 The Trinity Tripod

The Trinity Tripod is a weekly student newspaper published by the students of Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut. The newspaper was founded in the year 1904 and has since been released on Tuesday during the academic year. It mainly covers news & information concerning the college.

Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, they also publish an online website. The website has dedicated sections for news, opinion, features, arts, sports. The entire content on the website is available to the users for free. Trinity Tripod also has a strong presence on various social media platforms. Readers can choose to follow these pages for prompt updates.

Connecticut Newspapers 17 The Trinity Tripod website

The Trinity Tripod Online

The News-Times

Connecticut Newspapers 18 The News Times

The News-Times is a daily newspaper owned by the Hearst Communications and circulated in Danbury, Connecticut. The paper mainly covers the Danbury city & the towns of Brookfield, New Fairfield, Newtown, Bethel, Ridgefield, Redding, Roxbury, New Milford, Sherman, Kent, Bridgewater, Washington, and Southbury. The News-Times primarily mainly covers regional news and important state & national news.

The history of the newspaper can be traced back to 1883 when it was launched as the Danbury Evening News. It underwent a series of mergers, acquisitions, and name changes until the Hearst Communications acquired it.

Apart from the printed edition, The News-Times has a robust online presence through its website. The website covers all facets of local, state & national news, updates on sports, business, entertainment, real estate, and so on.

Connecticut Newspapers 18 The News Times website

The News-Times Online

The News-Times ePaper

The New Milford Times

Connecticut Newspapers 19 The New Milford Times website

The New Milford Times is the New Milford edition of The News-Times, an online news website catering to the readers in different areas of Connecticut. The site is primarily focussed on reporting the local news and updates. Apart from the New Milford edition, it also covers news & updates concerning 15 other towns & its surrounding region in Connecticut.

The website mainly covers news, sports, business, real estate, entertainment, living, obituaries, classifieds, and so on. There are dedicated sections on the website for each of these categories.

Readers can also choose to access the e-edition of The News-Times, from the website for free. Apart from a strong presence online, The News-Times also has an active presence on various social media platforms.

The New Milford Times Online

The New Milford Times ePaper

New Haven Independent

Connecticut Newspapers 20 New Haven Independent website

New Haven Independent is an online news website that covers the news & updates concerning New Haven, Connecticut. The website is updated five days a week with news about the City of New Haven written by citizen & veteran journalists.

New Haven Independent wasinitially a weekly printed newspaper that was founded in 1986. Owing to some unfortunate incidents that unfolded in 1989, the printed edition was pulled back from circulation.

Apart from the online news website, they also own a non-profit online radio station named WNHH Community Radio. WNHH broadcasts news & updates concerning New Haven & other art programs.

New Haven Independent Online

The Day

Connecticut Newspapers 21 The Day

The Day is a daily newspaper that is circulated in New London, Connecticut. The paper is primarily focussed on reporting the local news & updates of New London & its surrounding regions.

The history of the newspaper dates back to 1881 when it was first launched as The New London Day. When first launched, it was the mouthpiece of the Republican Party. Since 1888, The Day has been held in public trust and is still independent.

Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, they also own an online news website. The website covers all facets of local, national & important international news. There are dedicated sections on the website for sports, business, arts & entertainment, podcasts, etc.

Connecticut Newspapers 21 The Day website

The Day Online

The Day ePaper

Recorder

Connecticut Newspapers 22 The Recorder website

The Recorder is a weekly newspaper run by the students at Central Connecticut State University. The paper is primarily focussed on reporting the news & updates from the university and is circulated within the university.

Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, they also publish an online news website. Unlike the weekly publication, the website is frequently updated. There are separate sections on the website for news, lifestyle, sports, opinion & so on. Readers can also access the e-edition of the newspaper for free from the site.

Other than a robust online presence, Recorder also has an active presence on various social media platforms.

Recorder Online

Recorder ePaper

Yale Daily News

Connecticut Newspapers 23 The Yale Daily News

Yale Daily News is a daily newspaper run by the students at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Since Yale Daily News is a student newspaper, it is primarily circulated inside the campus and the city of New Haven.  The history of the paper dates back to 1878 when it was first launched. It is important to note that Yale Daily News is the oldest student newspaper to remain in circulation.

Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, they also publish an online news website. The website has dedicated sections for opinion, news & updates on the university, sports, science & technology, etc.

Connecticut Newspapers 23 The Yale Daily News Website

Yale Daily News Online

Yale Daily News Android App

Record-Journal

Connecticut Newspapers 24 Record Journal website

Record-Journal is a daily newspaper based in Meriden, Connecticut, and mainly serves the Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, and Cheshire areas of Connecticut.  The history of the newspaper dates back to 1867 when it was first launched as the Weekly Visitor, which was a weekly newspaper. The subsequent years saw a series of mergers & acquisitions happening, and it was renamed to Record-Journal in 1977.

The Record-Journal Publishing Company currently owns the newspaper. As per the readership survey of 2013, the paper has a daily circulation of 14,961 copies on weekdays and 15,979 copies on weekends.

Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, they also publish an online news website.

Record-Journal Online

Record-Journal ePaper

Record-Journal Android App

Record-Journal iOS App

Berlin Citizen

Connecticut Newspapers 25 Berlin Citizen

Berlin Citizen is a local newspaper owned by the Record-Journal Publishing Company. The newspaper primarily caters to the readers in the central Connecticut area. Apart from the printed edition of the paper, they also own an online news website. Readers can access the e-edition of the Berlin Citizen from the website for free.

Berlin Citizen also has a strong presence on various social media platforms. Readers can choose to follow these pages for prompt updates.

Connecticut Newspapers 25 Berlin Citizen website

Berlin Citizen Online

Berlin Citizen ePaper

Berlin Citizen Android App

Berlin Citizen iOS App

Town Times

Connecticut Newspapers 26 Town Times

Town Times is a weekly local newspaper based in Meriden, Connecticut, that is published on Fridays. Being a local newspaper, Town Times primarily caters to their readers in Durham, Middlefield, and Rockfall.  The newspaper is under the ownership of the Record-Journal Publishing Company since 2002. 

Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, Town Times also publishes a news website. The website is regularly updated with important news & updates. Readers can also access the e-edition of the paper from the site for free.

Connecticut Newspapers 26 Town Times website

Meriden Town Times Online

Meriden Town Times ePaper

Westport Now

Connecticut Newspapers 27 westportnow website

Westport Now is an online news website that was first launched in 2003. The site is owned by WestportNow Media, LLC, and is primarily focussed on reporting the news & updates concerning Westport, Connecticut. The website has dedicated sections for local news & updates, business, arts & entertainment, health & fitness, sports, special reports, and so on.

Apart from a robust online presence, Westport Now also has an active presence on various social media platforms. Readers can choose to follow these pages for prompt updates.

Westport Now Online

Republican American

Connecticut Newspapers 28 The Republican American website

Republican American is a daily newspaper based in Waterbury, Connecticut. The press primarily focuses on reporting Local news, features, sports, and arts for Greater Waterbury and Litchfield County. The history of the paper dates back to 1844 when the predecessor of Republican American, The Waterbury American, was first published. Then came the Waterbury Republican, which was launched in 1881.

Republican American was founded in 1960 by merging the Waterbury American and Waterbury Republican.

Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, they also publish an online website that is updated with the latest news & updates. The site has dedicated sections for various news categories, and most content on the website is available for free.

The Republican-American Online

The Republican-American ePaper

The Republican-American Android App

The Bulletin

Connecticut Newspapers 29 The Bulletin scaled

The Bulletin is a daily newspaper in Connecticut covering its eastern region. The paper was founded in the year 1976 and is currently owned by Gannet Co. Inc.  As per the readership survey of 2012, The Bulletin had a daily circulation of 16,38 copies and 19,432 copies on Sundays.

Apart from the printed edition, The Bulletin also has an online news website.

Connecticut Newspapers 29 The Bulletin website

The Bulletin Online

The Bulletin ePaper

The Bulletin Android App

The Bulletin iOS App

Hartford Business Journal

Connecticut Newspapers 30 Hartford Business Journal

Hartford Business Journal is an online news website exclusively for business news & updates. The website covers news & updates on real estate, energy & utilities, banking & finance, government & policies, manufacturing. Apart from these, the site also has dedicated sections for updates on various business events in the US.

Connecticut Newspapers 30 Hartford Business Journal website

Hartford Business Journal Online

Hartford Business Journal ePaper

The Daily Campus

Connecticut Newspapers 31 The Daily Campus

The Daily Campus is a daily newspaper published by the students of the University of Connecticut. The paper primarily focuses on reporting news & updates concerning the university. Apart from the printed edition, they also publish an online website. There are dedicated sections on the website for news, sports, opinions, multimedia, and so on.

Connecticut Newspapers 31 The Daily Campus website

The Daily Campus Online

The Middletown Press

Connecticut Newspapers 32 The Middletown Press

The Middletown Press is a daily newspaper based in Middletown, Connecticut. It is mainly circulated in the surrounding areas of Middlesex County, Connecticut. The paper’s history can be traced back to 1878 when it was first launched as the Middlesex Monitor. Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, they also publish an online news website.

Connecticut Newspapers 32 The Middletown Press website

Middletown Press Online

Middletown Press ePaper

The Darien Times

Connecticut Newspapers 33 Darien Times

Darien Times is a weekly local newspaper that is printed and circulated out of Darien, Connecticut. The paper is published by Hersam Acorn Newspapers and focuses on reporting the news, politics, sports, schools, and feature stories of Darien. Apart from the printed edition, Darien Times also publishes an online news website.

Connecticut Newspapers 33 Darien Times website

The Darien Times Online

Journal Enquirer

Connecticut Newspapers 34 Journal Inquirer

Journal Inquirer is a daily newspaper that is based in Manchester, Connecticut. The newspaper is published from Monday to Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Being based out of Manchester, the paper covers 17 towns in the north-central part of Connecticut. As of 2020, the newspaper is owned by Neil & Elizabeth Ellis.

Connecticut Newspapers 34 Journal Inquirer website

Journal Inquirer Online

Journal Inquirer ePaper

New Britain Herald

Connecticut Newspapers 35 New Britain Herald website

New Britain Herald is a daily community newspaper covering New Britain, Berlin, Plainville, Newington, Wethersfield, and Southington regions of Connecticut. Other than the printed edition of the paper, they also publish an online news website. They also have a strong presence on various social media platforms. Readers can choose to follow these pages for prompt updates.

New Britain Herald Online

New Britain Herald ePaper

Register Citizen

Connecticut Newspapers 36 Register Citizen

The Register Citizen was a newspaper that was founded in the year 1889. The newspaper was later converted into a digital publication that primarily serves the Greater Torrington and Litchfield County in Connecticut, covering local, state, and business news. Paid subscribers can access the e-edition of the newspaper from their website too.

Connecticut Newspapers 36 Register Citizen website

Register Citizen Online

Register Citizen ePaper

zip06

Connecticut Newspapers 37 zip06 website

zip06 is an online news website run by the Shore Publishing, LLC. The website focusses on acting as a one-stop destination for all news & updates regarding the various towns in Connecticut. Readers can access the town of their choice from the official website of zip06.

zip06 Online

The Westport News

Connecticut Newspapers 38 The Westport News website

The Westport News is an online news website that extensively covers news & updates concerning Westport, Connecticut. There are dedicated sections on the website for Westport News & Information, Updated Weather, Traffic, Entertainment, Celebrity News, Sports Scores, and More. Though most contents on the website are available for free, some contents are exclusive for paid subscribers.

The Westport News Online

The Ridgefield Press

Connecticut Newspapers 39 The Ridgefield Press

The Ridgefield Press is a weekly newspaper that is published on Thursdays in Connecticut. The newspaper is primarily focussed on covering news and updates about Ridgefield in Connecticut. As of 2020, the paper is owned by the Hersam Acorn Newspapers. Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, they also publish an online news website.

Connecticut Newspapers 39 The Ridgefield Press website

The Ridgefield Press Online

The New Town Bee

Connecticut Newspapers 40 Newtown Bee

The New Town Bee was a weekly newspaper primarily serving the Newtown town in Connecticut. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the paper had to suspend its printed edition and completely shift to online publication. Most contents on the website are available to the users for free, but some features are exclusive to paid customers.

Connecticut Newspapers 40 Newtown Bee website

Newtown Bee Online

Fairfield Citizen-News

Connecticut Newspapers 41 Fairfield Citizen News website

Fairfield Citizen-News is an online news portal primarily catering to the readers in Fairfield county in Connecticut. The site covers all facets of news & updates on sports, jobs, obituaries, real estate, and community.

Fairfield Citizen-News Online

Bristol Press

Connecticut Newspapers 42 Bristol Press website

Bristol Press is a newspaper based out of Bristol in Hartford County, Connecticut. The newspaper was founded in the year 1871 and has since been a daily newspaper. Apart from the printed edition of the paper, they also publish an online website.

Bristol Press Online

Bristol Press ePaper

Conclusion

The state of Connecticut has a crucial place in the media history of the United States. The Hartford Courant, the largest daily newspaper in Connecticut which was founded before the country’s independence, remains the country’s oldest newspaper in continuous publication. But that doesn’t make Connecticut a place where newspapers are thriving. Like other states & countries, the newspaper industry in Connecticut is facing a drop in revenue due to dwindling circulation.

The situation was further aggravated when the Covid19 Pandemic hit the US. Most newspaper who were already struggling to keep their business afloat was severely affected by the pandemic. Due to this, many newspapers had to temporarily suspend their printed edition while some had to permanently shut down their business.

As per the research conducted by the University of North Carolina, it is estimated that almost 2,000 local newspapers had to wind up their business due to significant decline in revenue.

For instance, The Newtown Bee newspaper, that was established in 1877 ceased their printed edition and completely shifted to digital publications. Similarly, The Hartford Business Journal too went all digital owing to a decline in revenue. Whereas, some newspapers such as The Day of New London have opened a portal to accept tax-deductible donations.

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