Jersey County Journal

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Jersey County Journal
Jersey County Journal frontpage.jpg
The August 26, 2009 front page of the Jersey County Journal
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Campbell Publications
Publisher Julie Boren
Editor Melissa Crockett Meske
Founded June 4, 2003
Headquarters 832 South State Street,
Jerseyville, Illinois, 62052,
United States
Circulation 11,500 weekly

The Jersey County Journal is a weekly newspaper that is distributed free to all residents in Jersey County, Illinois with a postal address. It can also be purchased at multiple locations in the county for a cost of 75 cents.

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The newspaper was first published on June 4, 2003, and has a circulation of approximately 11,500. The Journal covers the cities and towns of Jerseyville, Brighton, Grafton, Elsah, Kane, Fieldon, and Otterville, as well as the surrounding areas.


The Jersey County Journal is a part of Campbell Publications and is owned by Bruce Campbell. Other newspapers that are owned by the company include the Calhoun News-Herald, Greene Prairie Press, Scott County Times, Weekly Messenger and the Pike Press.


In 2010, The Journal was awarded as the best large weekly newspaper in Southern Illinois by the Southern Illinois Editorial Association.[1] Other awards that the newspaper has won in the past include Best Local News Coverage and Best Editorial Page.


  1. ^ "SIEA honors 'Journal' as best downstate weekly". Jersey County Journal. 2010-04-28.  Retrieved April 30, 2010

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