Princeton Packet

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Princeton Packet
Type Semi-weekly newspaper
Owner(s) Princeton Packet Inc.
(Packet Media Group)
Publisher James B. Kilgore
Language English
Headquarters Princeton, New Jersey
Circulation 20,000
ISSN 0746-178X
Website www.centraljersey.com

The Princeton Packet is a semi-weekly newspaper serving the Princeton, New Jersey area. The company traces its lineage to 1786. The Princeton Packet Inc. is the publisher of 5 community newspapers, a weekly arts and entertainment supplement and a series of local-news-based websites. The paper was purchased by former Wall Street Journal publisher Barney Kilgore in 1955, inherited by his family after his death, and has been expanded by acquisition of newspapers in adjoining towns. According to its advertiser kit, the Packet's circulation as of 2013 was approximately 20,000.[1] The company's products serve more than 40 municipalities in the New Jersey counties of Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon, Monmouth, Burlington and Ocean County.

In January 2009 the Packet website packetonline.com became centraljersey.com.

In March 2016, Princeton Packet Inc. announced a deal that will form a new company to operate the Packet and other newspapers and websites. The CEO of Broad Street Media will oversee operations of the company; James Kilgore will continue as the publisher and a board member, and Michele Nesbihal will continue in her general manager and marketing director roles with the new company.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Packet Publications Media Guide.
  2. ^ "PRINCETON: Packet Media Group and Broad Street Media form a new company". centraljersey.com (Packet Media Group). March 11, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 

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