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Member Spotlight - Yankee Quill Recipient Eliot White
53rd Annual Yankee Quill Awards
Eliot White, Meriden Record-Journal
Eliot White is the fourth-generation CEO of the family-owned newspaper company that publishes two daily —the Record-Journal in Meriden and the Westerly (RI) Sun— and several weekly newspapers. As publisher and editor of the Meriden daily, he has made a strong commitment to local and watchdog journalism and has been a strong supporter of open government initiatives, including Connecticut’s Freedom of Information laws. He is a former president of the New England Newspaper Association and the Connecticut Daily Newspaper Association and numerous local organizations. White will be presented the Yankee Quill award for his "commitment to open government initiatives and to diversity, including internships to aspiring minority newspapermen and women." His father, Carter H. White, was presented the Yankee Quill in 1990.