The Jersey Journal
|Editor||Judith A. Locorriere|
Secaucus, New Jersey
The Jersey Journal is a newspaper published from Monday through Saturday, covering news and events throughout Hudson County, New Jersey. The headquarters were in Jersey City at Journal Square which was named after the newspaper until relocating to Secaucus in January 2014. It is a sister paper to The Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey, The Times of Trenton and the Staten Island Advance, all of which are owned by Advance Publications, which bought the paper in 1945. In August 2013, the paper announced it would re-locate it headquarters to Secaucus. In 2013, Advance Publications announced it was exploring changes that affect cost and efficiency among it New Jersey properties, including possible consolidations but no changes in the frequency of publication of any of the newspapers, nor the elimination of home delivery or mergers of newspapers themselves were being considered.
The Jersey Journal was originally known as the Evening Journal and was first published on May 2, 1867. The newspaper's founders were William Dunning and Zebina K. Pangborn. The newspaper's first offices were at 13 Exchange Place with a reported initial capitalization of $119. A new office building located at 37 Montgomery Street was built by the newspaper in 1874. Editor Joseph A. Dear, changed the Evening Journal to its current name the Jersey Journal in 1909. The newspaper relocated again, in 1911, to a building at the northeast corner of Bergen and Sip avenues. This building was demolished in 1923 to make room for Journal Square. The newspaper's current headquarters building is located at 30 Journal Square. In December 2012 it was announced that the newspaper would sell the building and relocate to another location in Hudson County. In August 2013 the paper announced it would re-locate to Secaucus, which it did in January 2014.
On February 2, 2009, the Jersey Journal announced that the paper (along with its sister weekly papers in Hudson County), would close on April 13, 2009, if the papers' "revenue is not sufficient to support the papers' reduced expense plan." Its weekly Spanish-language publication, El Nuevo Hudson, ceased publication after the February 26 edition.
Newspapers in Education Program
The Jersey Journal's Newspapers in Education Program, supported with an additional sponsorship, comprises three annual events and awards, Hudson County Science Fair, the Hudson County Spelling Bee, and the Everyday Heroes Awards.
- 1867-1909: The publication begins as "The Evening Journal" in Jersey City, New Jersey.
- 1909-1951: The newspaper's name becomes "The Jersey Journal".
- 1951: The paper merges with The Jersey Observer.
- 2014: The paper's offices move from Jersey City to Secaucus.
- "The Jersey Journal". Advance Publications. Retrieved 2008-07-06.
The Jersey Journal, flagship publication of The Evening Journal Association, covers New Jersey's Hudson County, a diverse, densely populated and exciting area with one of world's best views: the Manhattan skyline. The conveniently sized tabloid paper does community journalism right, as numerous awards from regional and state associations attest. Its focus on the highs and lows of everyday urban life gives it the edge in a media-saturated area.
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- "Jersey Journal". Jersey City: Past and Present. New Jersey City University. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
- Mcdonald, Terrence (December 5, 2012). "The Jersey Journal finalizing sale of its Journal Square offices in Jersey City". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
- Jersey Journal: "Jersey Journal parent company warns employees of possible closure; publisher optimistic paper can be saved". NJ.com. February 2, 2009.
- "Newspapers in Education: Contact". Evening Journal Association.
- "The Jersey Journal". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2014-01-08.