New Haven Register

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New Haven Register
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Journal Register Company
Publisher Tom Wiley
Editor Matt DeRienzo
Founded 1812
Headquarters 40 Sargent Drive, New Haven, Connecticut 06511  United States
Circulation 89,022 daily in 2006

The New Haven Register is a daily newspaper published in New Haven, Connecticut. It is owned by Journal Register Company of Yardley, Pennsylvania. The Register's main office is located at 40 Sargent Drive in New Haven.

The Register covers 19 towns and cities within New Haven and Middlesex counties, including New Haven. The newspaper also had one reporter in Hartford, the state capital, who covered state politics, but as of March 2008 removed that reporter, leaving New Haven's major daily without day-to-day coverage of state offices and the General Assembly.[1]


The editor of the New Haven Register and other Journal Register Co. publications in Connecticut, is Matt DeRienzo, and its publisher is Tom Wiley. Mark Brackenbury is the managing editor and Helen Bennett Harvey is the state and city editor. James S. Walker is the metro editor.


The Register was established about 1812 and is one of the oldest continuously published newspapers in the U.S. In the early 20th century it was bought by John Day Jackson. The Jackson family owned the Register, published weekday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings, and The Journal-Courier, a morning weekday paper, until they were combined in 1987 into a seven-day morning Register. John Day Jackson passed control of the papers to his sons, Richard and Lionel Jackson, then to Lionel's son, Lionel "Stewart" Jackson Jr. The paper was sold to Mark Goodson, the television producer, then to a company headed by Ralph Ingersoll before being sold to the company now known as Journal Register Company.

The Register underwent both a newsroom union decertification and a suit brought by women newsroom employees, both successful, in the late 1970s and 1980s. It enjoyed its highest circulation, peaking at more than 100,000, in the mid-1980s.

On February 21, 2009 the Journal Register Company and twenty-six (26) of its affiliates (including the New Haven Register),[2] filed for Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.[3] It has since emerged.

On March 4, 2012 the Register closed its printing operation and sourced printing of the newspaper to the Hartford Courant.[4][5]

On September 20, 2014, the Register officially relocated its headquarters closer to the North Haven, Connecticut city line. The former Register building has plans to be demolished, and turned into the future home for Jordan's Furniture, which aims to be a direct rival to future neighbor IKEA.


The paper has a weekday circulation of 74,848, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation. It has the second-highest circulation in the state, after the Hartford Courant (135,283).[6]

Its main daily competitors are the Post, located in Bridgeport, which covers Stratford, Milford, and portions of the lower Naugatuck Valley (Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton), and the Waterbury Republican-American, which covers Greater Waterbury, Litchfield County, and the Naugatuck Valley.[citation needed]

The Register also shares part of its circulation area with Elm City Newspapers, a chain of weekly newspapers which also share an owner (Journal Register Company) and a New Haven headquarters building with the Register.


The Register prices are: $1.00 daily, $2.00 Sunday.


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