Excellence in Journalism Contest Circulation Categories

The CTSPJ Board approved changes to the circulation categories in the annual Excellence in Journalism contest in 2015. For the 2016 contest year, the board has revived the Magazine circulation class, and combined the two smaller regional circulation categories, based on entrant feedback and number of entries.

The following is the list of circulation categories for the revised Excellence in Journalism contest, which opens for entries the last week of December. If you don’t see your media outlet listed here, please contact contest clerk Jessica Garin at jessica.garin.u@gmail.com, and we will add it.

These changes were approved by the CTSPJ Board of Directors after seeking input from journalists around the state. If you’d like to get involved with the CTSPJ board, please reach out to membership coordinator Jordan Otero. These categories are based, in part, on media outlets’ advertised coverage areas and staffing levels. To petition for a change in circulation class, please contact Contest Chair Jodie Mozdzer Gil. The CTSPJ Board of Directors will consider all requests, and any approved changes will take effect in the next year’s contest season.

Regional A

  • Connecticut Health Investigative Team
  • Connecticut Mirror
  • Connecticut Post
  • Hartford Courant
  • New Haven Register
  • Waterbury Republican American
  • Any Hearst Connecticut collaboration
  • Any Digital First Media collaboration

Regional B

  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • CT News Junkie
  • Danbury News-Times
  • Manchester Journal-Inquirer
  • Meriden Record Journal
  • Norwich Bulletin
  • Stamford Advocate
  • The Day (New London)
  • Catholic Transcript
  • CT Latino News
  • Greater New Milford Spectrum
  • Litchfield County Times
  • Middletown Press
  • New Britain Herald
  • Register Citizen
  • The Chronicle
  • The Hour
  • Fairfield County Business Journal

Regional C (Magazines)

  • AAA Journeys and AAA Horizons
  • Connecticut Magazine
  • Hartford Magazine
  • New Haven Living Magazine
  • Connecticut Parent Magazine

Regional D (Broadcast)

  • WTNH
  • WFSB
  • WTIC
  • WNPR
  • WSHU
  • News12


  • Citizens News
  • CollinsvillePress.com
  • Hersam Acorn weeklies
  • Shore Publishing weeklies
  • TurleyCT publications
  • New Britain City Journal
  • NewCanaanite.com
  • Online Journalism Project publications
  • Digital First Media weeklies
  • Hearst Connecticut weeklies

* Note: Any item that appeared in a higher circulation publication should be entered in that circulation class, not in the hyperlocal circulation.

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