FAMILY & RECENT AWARDS March 2017 1ST PLACE FOR BEST LOCAL WEBSITE 2ND PLACE FOR BEST OVERALL LOCAL NEWS STRATEGY from Local Media Association’s Nationwide Digital Innovation Awards March 21, 2017 Govenor Dannel P. Malloy declares this day as RECORD-JOURNAL DAY October 27, 2016 Named one of the TOP FAMILY OWNED BUSINESSES IN CONNECTICUT by the Hartford Business Journal September 5, 2016 Featured in Hartford Business Journal GREATER HARTFORD’S INNOVATIVE OFFICE SPACES March 2016 Featured in Editor & Publisher’s cover story 10 NEWSPAPERS THAT DO IT RIGHT 2012 Record-Journal receives PUBLICK OCCURRENCES AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING JOURNALISM by New England Newspaper Association 2012 Record-Journal wins SUNDAY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR by New England Newspaper & Press Association
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Accepting the Hartford Business Journal award are, from left, Eliot White, fourth-generation president and publisher of the Record-Journal; his wife, Sue White; Liz White Notarangelo, executive vice president and assistant publisher, from the fifth generation; and Mike Notarangelo, her husband.
RJ named one of state’s top family-owned businesses Editor’s note: Article reprinted from October 27, 2016 issue of the RJ. The Record-Journal has been named one of the top family-owned businesses in the state by the Hartford Business Journal. In its Oct. 24 edition, the Hartford Business Journal announced its annual Family Business Awards, honoring local family businesses and their achievements. The Record-Journal was named the top family-owned business of its size: between 76 and 199 full-time employees. Eliot White is the fourth-generation president and publisher of the Record-Journal. His daughter, Liz White Notarangelo, is executive vice president and assistant publisher. Against the backdrop of failing newspapers across the country,
“the family-owned Record-Journal in Meriden isn’t just hanging on,” states the Hartford Business Journal article about the company. “It’s thriving — so much so that Editor & Publisher, the national journalism trade magazine, named it one of its ‘10 Newspapers That Do it Right’ last March.” White Notarangelo told the Hartford Business Journal that the Record-Journal has found success in a shift in focus toward multimedia news, and a new location. “Change has to excite you or this isn’t the right industry to be in,” she said, adding that the newspaper industry isn’t dying, but has changed in an exciting way that presents new opportunities.