The Record-Journal is a family-owned and -operated media company, and celebrated its 150-year anniversary in 2017. They have put a large focus in the last few years on evolving into a cutting-edge business, including rebranding the company, moving to a modern open office space and launching the digital agency Homebase Digital. The company was recognized nationally in March 2016 by Editor & Publisher Magazine as one of “10 Newspapers That Do It Right.”
Now rebranded as RJ Media Group, their publications include: Record-Journal (serving Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, and Cheshire), The Berlin Citizen, The Cheshire Citizen, The North Haven Citizen, The Plainville Citizen, The Southington Citizen, Town Times, and The Post.
In 2017, the New England Newspaper and Press Association inducted current Record-Journal President & Publisher Eliot White into the Hall of Fame. They credited Mr. White with “striking a balance between the Record Journal’s traditional role and the need to evolve.”
Liz White Notarangelo, Executive Vice-President and Assistant Publisher, is the fifth generation of the White family in the business. She has led the evolution of the organization into a multimedia company with a hyper-local focus. Their website, myrecordjournal.com, averages 2.4 million monthly page views.
RJ Media Group’s mission is to “be the primary catalyst that motivates people to contribute to the intellectual, civic, and economic vitality of our communities.”
Ms. White says, “Like the three generations of Klingbergs at Klingberg Family Centers, we have been taught to give back to our community. Our families and children will grow up here, and are part of the future. We give back to build a community ready to provide a bright future for generations to come.”