The Jersey Journal

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The Jersey Journal
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Advance Publications[1]
Publisher David Blomquist[2]
Editor Margaret Schmidt
Founded 1867
Headquarters Harmon Plaza
Secaucus, New Jersey
Website Official website

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.[3] 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.[4]


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. The newspaper built a new office building located at 37 Montgomery Street 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, which took its name from the newspaper. The paper made its home at 30 Journal Square for the next 90 years.[5][6] In December 2012 it was announced that the newspaper would sell the building and relocate to another location in Hudson County.[6] In August 2013 the paper announced it would re-locate to Secaucus, which it did in January 2014.[7] Its weekly Spanish-language publication, El Nuevo Hudson, ceased publication after the February 26, 2009 edition.[8]

Newspapers in Education Program[edit]

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.[9]



  1. ^ "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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  3. ^ McDonald, Terrance T. (January 7, 2014). "Jersey Journal ushers in 'new era,' moves into new 10,000-square-foot Secaucus headquarters". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved 2015-07-07. 
  4. ^ Sherman, Ted (December 5, 2013). "Owners of Star-Ledger, and sister newspapers studying possible consolidations". Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  5. ^ Karnoutsos, Carmela. "Jersey Journal". Jersey City: Past and Present. New Jersey City University. Retrieved 2015-07-07. 
  6. ^ a b 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. 
  7. ^ Sibayan, Reena Rose (August 15, 2013). "Jersey Journal to move headquarters to Secaucus in the fall". The Jersey Journal. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  8. ^ Jersey Journal: "Jersey Journal parent company warns employees of possible closure; publisher optimistic paper can be saved". February 2, 2009.
  9. ^ "Newspapers in Education: Contact". Evening Journal Association.
  10. ^ a b c d "The Jersey Journal". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 

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