The Recorder (Massachusetts newspaper)

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The Recorder
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Newspapers of New England
Publisher Michael Rifanburg
Editor George Forcier (EIC)
Founded February 1, 1792 (1792-02-01), as The Impartial Intelligencer
Headquarters 14 Hope Street,
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301, United States
Circulation 11,253 in 2012[1]
OCLC number 13663298

The Recorder is an American daily newspaper published Monday through Saturday mornings in Greenfield, Massachusetts, covering all of Franklin County, Massachusetts. It is owned by Newspapers of New England, which also owns its neighbor to the south, the Daily Hampshire Gazette of Northampton, Massachusetts.

As the Greenfield area's only newspaper of record, The Recorder is the primary source of local news in Franklin County.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

In the extended cut of John Hodgman's Netflix comedy special John Hodgman: Ragnarok (2013), there is a scene where Hodgman calls Greenfield, Massachusetts "a shit-hole."[3] In December 21, 2013, the newspaper published his apology to the town.[4]


  1. ^ "FAS-FAX Report: Circulation Averages for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2012". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ Recorder 2006 Rate Card, accessed January 27, 2007.
  3. ^ John Hodgman. "John Hodgman, RAGNAROK SURVIVAL KIT". Tumblr. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 
  4. ^ David Rainville (20 December 2013). "Hodgman recants". The Recorder (newspaper). Retrieved 2014-10-20. 

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