Journal Inquirer

The Journal Inquirer is a daily newspaper published on Monday to Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings from Manchester, Connecticut. The Journal Inquirer serves 17 towns in the north-central part of the state of Connecticut.

Journal Inquirer
"The JI tells it like it is. Somebody has to."
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Neil & Elizabeth Ellis
PublisherElizabeth Ellis
EditorKim Phillips
Headquarters306 Progress Drive
Manchester, Connecticut 06045
 United States


In 1967, Neil Ellis, a real estate developer with an interest in journalism, bought two weekly newspapers, the Rockville Journal and South and East Windsor Inquirer. The weeklies were merged into the daily Journal Inquirer in 1968.[1]

The paper moved from a garage in the Rockville section of Vernon to its present location in Manchester in 1974. The Rockville Journal dates back over 105 years.

Elizabeth S. Ellis, the founder's partner, oversaw paper’s expansion during her tenure as publisher from 1970 until her death in 2020. As a female-in-charge, she was a rarity in journalism.[1]

Area ServedEdit

The regional paper prints in three editions:

Fringe towns with some circulation but limited coverage include Willington, Union, Glastonbury and the city of Hartford.

The Journal Inquirer uses the "Oxford" or serial comma, unlike most American newspapers that follow the AP Stylebook.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Soper, Kym (5 May 2020). "Longtime publisher, soul of the Journal Inquirer, dies". Journal Inquirer. Retrieved 13 July 2020.