New Haven Register outsources printing, lays off 105 people

The New Haven Register, along with Journal Register Co. sister publications including The Register Citizen and The Middletown Press, will be printed by the Hartford Courant beginning in February. The Register plans to move to new offices in downtown New Haven and launch an “open newsroom,” modeled after the Register Citizen’s Newsroom Cafe in Torrington, Connecticut. || Meanwhile, the Connecticut Post apologized after “we gave the impression to some of our Twitter followers Tuesday evening that the New Haven Register was ceasing publication, which is absolutely not the case.”
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  1. Joyce Cohen said:

    I hold the distinction, I think, of having been the first person hired and therefore the first person laid off by the New Haven Register after its purchase by the Journal-Register Company.

    I was hired to cover North Haven. I was told I did better on the reporting test than anyone who had ever taken it. One section included detailed notes on a traffic accident. The last sentence said that one person injured was a bride en route to her wedding. Apparently, people wrote this up as an accident story, not as a wedding horror story.

    I believe it was my 13th day at the Register when the first of two waves of layoffs struck. I still have the key card to the building.