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November 27, 2023

Hearst CT Media nearing deal to acquire Meriden Record-Journal, parent company

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Hearst Connecticut Media Group announced Monday it is nearing a deal to acquire the Meriden-based Record-Journal and its parent company RJ Media Group.

The deal, which would add the Record-Journal and its group of publications to Hearst Connecticut’s network of local news websites, newspapers and magazines, could come together by the end of 2023, Hearst said Monday.

Details of the potential deal, including any layoffs or financial aspects, were not disclosed by Hearst Connecticut’s group publisher and President Mike DeLuca.

Mike DeLuca

RJ Media owns The Record-Journal and its website, along with weekly newspapers such as The Cheshire Citizen, The Southington-Plainville Citizen, The Town Times, The Berlin Citizen, The North Haven Citizen and The Cheshire Herald.

Hearst Connecticut has a newsroom staff of 150 people who provide content for eight daily newspapers – the Connecticut Post, New Haven Register, Greenwich Time, The Middletown Press, The News-Times, The Norwalk Hour, Stamford Advocate, and the Journal Inquirer – and  14 weekly newspapers, Connecticut Magazine, and multiple websites including

The Record-Journal dates back 156 years and is a fifth-generation, family-owned company, Hearst reported. 

Eliot White, a fourth-generation family member, serves as president, and his daughter, Liz White Notarangelo, is publisher and executive vice president, Hearst reported.


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