The Day (New London)

The Day
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) The Day Publishing Company
Founder(s) John A. Tibbets
Publisher Gary Farrugia
Editor Tim Dwyer
Managing editors Tim Cotter
Sports editor Chuck Banning
Founded July 1881
Headquarters New London, Connecticut
ISSN 0744-0499
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The Day newspaper, formerly known as The New London Day, is a local newspaper based in New London, Connecticut published by The Day Publishing Company. The newspaper has won Newspaper of the Year and the Best Daily Newspaper Award from the New England Press Association. It has twice won the Horace Greeley Award for "courage and outstanding effectiveness in serving the public." It has won the American Society of Newspaper Editors Example of Excellence in Small Newspaper award and the Columbia Journalism Review has listed it as one of the top 100 newspapers in the country with a circulation of less than 100,000 copies.


The Day Building (Former home of The Day) Bank St. 1901

It was founded in July 1881 as a mouthpiece of the local Republican Party in an era when many American newspapers served political parties. Theodore Bodenwein purchased it on 1891.[1]

Gary Farrugia has served as Publisher since 2001.

The paper endorsed Democratic Party candidate Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States in the 2008 election cycle.

Ever since the death of Theodore Bodenwein, The Day has been held in public trust, and is still independent.

The Day Trust devotes its attention to operating the newspaper and supporting a charitable foundation, the Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation. This arrangement ensures that the newspaper will remain independent and locally owned and that profits from the newspaper will be distributed to non-profit organizations within The Day's primary circulation area.

In October 2010, The New England Newspaper & Press Association recognized The Day as its Newspaper of the Year for its weekday edition and Newspaper of the Year for its Sunday edition in the 25,000 to 40,000 circulation category.

The Day also received NENPA's Publick Occurrences award in recognition "of outstanding journalism in 2010 for flood coverage" that included its print, photographic and Web component in The recognition came for coverage of the flooding in late March and early April that devastated many communities in southeastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island.

In December 2009, was recognized as New England's Website of the Year. That same year, reporter Lee Howard won the Theodore Driscoll Investigative Reporting Award for a series of stories about H1-B visa abuses.

The Day's multimedia producer Peter Huoppi earned two Regional Emmy Awards in May 2010 for its multimedia series, "The Deaf Kid Who Played Rock n Roll" reported by Joe Wojtas; and "Stories of the Silent Service" reported by Jennifer Grogan.[2]

In 2012, political reporter JC Reindl won the Theodore Driscoll award for an article that raised questions about Connecticut’s investment in the ticket resale company TicketNetwork. And Editorial Page Editor Paul Choiniere took home the First Amendment Award for a series of editorials on freedom of information issues .


  1. "Picturesque New London and its environs : Grofton, Mystic, Montville, Waterford, at the commencement of the twentieth century". Retrieved 2016-05-02.
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