office @ TodayPublishing.net
P.O. Box 393
West Simsbury, CT 06092
• Connecticut – USA
Today Magazine and Today Online are produced by Today Publishing,
the DBA name (doing business as) of BWD Publishing LLC
• Today Magazine is a member of — Society of Professional Journalists • SPJ
• Today Publishing participates in — Local Chambers of Commerce
• Today Publishing features and focuses on the five core Farmington Valley towns —
Avon, Canton, Farmington, Granby and Simsbury — via community news that matters nationwide
MEET THE PUBLISHER
• Bruce William Deckert is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Today Publishing. He embarked on his professional media career in 1996 — including 17 years with ESPN.com and ESPN Digital Media, and a productive run as a newspaper editor and reporter for the Journal Register Company aka JRC.
Bruce established Today Publishing in 2018. The news outlet produces Today Magazine, a monthly publication, and Today Online, a digital news site.
A Connecticut resident since 1988, Bruce lived in Simsbury from 1995-2022 — so he appreciates the distinctiveness and history and aesthetic appeal of the Farmington Valley. Bruce began his post-college journalism career at the Post — not the New York or Washington outfits, but the Wethersfield Post in Connecticut. The Post was part of the former Imprint Newspapers group that produced distinct weekly papers for four Valley towns and seven other towns in Greater Hartford.
So his career in the media realm has come full circle — from hyper-local community-based journalism to the Worldwide Leader In Sports and back to community journalism — and he has felt invigorated, at intervals, by this vocational geometric convergence.
An award-winning journalist born in Newark, New Jersey, Bruce was raised in Bloomfield and Plainfield — to clarify, the Bloomfield and Plainfield in Jersey, not their namesakes in Connecticut. His first news job? Star-Ledger paperboy — yes, the Star-Ledger based in Newark. He graduated from Plainfield High School and Massachusetts-based Gordon College.
PUBLISHER + EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Bruce.Deckert @ TodayPublishing.net
AWARDS + HONORS
Society of Professional Journalists • SPJ • Connecticut Chapter
• Today Publishing — 40 SPJ Awards
• Bruce Deckert — 25 SPJ Awards
• 2022 Awards — Sweet 16: More SPJ awards for Today Magazine
• 2021 Awards — Today Magazine wins 12 more SPJ awards
• 2020 Awards — 9 more SPJ awards for Today Magazine
• 2019 Awards — Bruce Deckert
• SPJ First Place — Local mag category • Beating the Heat
• SPJ Third Place — Education mag category
• 2018 Award — Bruce Deckert
• SPJ Third Place — Arts & Entertainment mag category
• Late-1990s Awards — Bruce Deckert
• SPJ First Place — Op-Ed category • JRC: Imprint
• SPJ Second Place — Page 1 Design category • JRC: Bristol Press
BOOK — Serengeti Friendship: Soccer Forgiveness
• Book chosen for World Cup Exhibition at Nelson Mandela Foundation
BLOG — A Slow Life in the FAST Lane • Click to visit blog — at WordPress
• FAST = Faith And Sports Talk
• Musings (hopefully coherent) on the intersection of faith and sports