The Record (Bergen County)
The March 5, 2007 front page of The Record
|Owner||North Jersey Media Group|
|Publisher||Stephen A. Borg|
|Headquarters||1 Garret Mountain Plaza, Woodland Park, NJ 07424|
The Record (colloquially called The Bergen Record or The Record of Hackensack) is a newspaper in northern New Jersey, United States. It has the second largest circulation of New Jersey's daily newspapers, behind The Star-Ledger. Owned by the Borg family since 1930, it is the flagship publication of the North Jersey Media Group. Stephen A. Borg is the publisher of The Record. The paper is edited by Martin Gottlieb.
Raising the Flag at Ground Zero
In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, a photographer for The Record, Thomas E. Franklin, took a photograph of three firefighters raising an American flag over the rubble of what had been the World Trade Center. This became an iconic photo known as Raising the Flag at Ground Zero. A follow-up story by Jeannine Clegg, a reporter for The Record, about the flag raising efforts by the firemen that led to the photo appeared in the newspaper on September 14, 2011. The Record owns the rights to the photograph, but has licensed it in exchange for donations to September 11 causes, as long as the photo is used in a "dignified and proper manner" for non-commercial purposes.
James McGreevey scandal
According to Governor James E. McGreevey in his book The Confession (ISBN 0-06-089862-3) published in 2006, The Record was the first newspaper to break the news of a relationship between McGreevey and Golan Cipel that was to lead to McGreevey's resignation. McGreevey brought up Cipel's name six weeks into his administration in a February 14, 2002 interview with The Record editorial board at its offices, saying, "We will not skimp on security. We actually brought on a security advisor from the Israel Defense Forces, probably the best in the world."
The interview prompted news investigation into Cipel's background and on February 21, The Record published a profile of Golan calling him a "sailor" and a "poet." The article said, "Democrats close to the administration say McGreevey and Cipel have struck up a close friendship and frequently travel together."
The article prompted McGreevey's own mother to ask him if he was gay and stirred various media organizations to send reporters to Israel to ask questions about Cipel and his background and childhood friends.
- William A. Caldwell, Pulitzer Prize-winning former columnist
- Mike Kelly (columnist)
- Robert Leckie (1920-2001), rejoined The Record after returning from World War II.
- John R. MacArthur (former reporter)
- John Tierney (former reporter)
- Kaavya Viswanathan (former intern)
- Columbia Journalism Review: Setting a new Record
- "2013 Top 100 Daily Newspapers in the U.S. by Circulation" (PDF). BurrellesLuce. January 31, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- 1995 Pulitzer Prize Winners for Commentary
- "‘Raising the Flag at Ground Zero:' Photographer’s Account". Pioneer Times. September 15, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- "Raising the Flag at Ground Zero". Alfred NY Biz. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- "About the Photo". Ground Zero Spirit. North Jersey Media Group. 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- Ground Zero Spirit photograph licensees, accessed September 25, 2006
- Rohan, Virginia. "Robert Leckie's postwar experiences", The Record (Bergen County), May 17, 2010. Accessed August 19, 2013. "Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale) is seen returning to Rutherford, where he courts his pretty neighbor, Vera Keller. He also reapplies for his job as |a local sportswriter at The Bergen Evening Record.... As it turns out, he did return to The Bergen Evening Record, not as a sportswriter, but as a feature writer, reports his daughter, Joan Leckie Salvas."