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
OCLC number 44512660

The Jersey Journal is a daily newspaper, published from Monday through Saturday, covering news and events throughout Hudson County, New Jersey. The Journal is a sister paper to The Star-Ledger of Newark, The Times of Trenton and the Staten Island Advance, all of which are owned by Advance Publications, which bought the paper in 1945.


Founded by Civil War veterans William Dunning and Z. K. Pangborn, the Jersey Journal was originally known as the Evening Journal and was first published on May 2, 1867. The newspaper's first offices were located at 13 Exchange Place in Jersey City with a reported initial capitalization of $119. The newspaper built a new office building on 37 Montgomery Street in 1874. Editor Joseph A. Dear changed the Evening Journal to its current name in 1909.[3]

The paper 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 Journal made its home at 30 Journal Square for the next 90 years.[4] Its weekly Spanish-language publication, El Nuevo Hudson, ceased publication after the February 26, 2009 edition.[5]

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 move to Secaucus, which it did in January 2014.[7]

The newspaper's former headquarters at 30 Journal Square

Newspapers in Education Program

The Jersey Journal's Newspapers in Education Program, supported with an additional sponsorship, comprises three annual events and awards: the Hudson County Science Fair, the Hudson County Spelling Bee, and the Everyday Heroes Awards.[8]


  • 1867-1909: The newspaper is published as The Evening Journal.[9]
  • 1909: The name is changed to The Jersey Journal.[9]
  • 1911: The headquarters are moved to Journal Square.[9]
  • 1951: The paper merges with The Jersey Observer.[9]
  • 2014: The paper's offices move from Jersey City to Secaucus.[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. ^ "After almost 90 years in Square home, The Jersey Journal to start new era in Secaucus". Jersey Journal. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  4. ^ Karnoutsos, Carmela. "Jersey Journal". Jersey City: Past and Present. New Jersey City University. Archived from the original on 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2015-07-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Jersey Journal: "Jersey Journal parent company warns employees of possible closure; publisher optimistic paper can be saved". February 2, 2009.
  6. ^ 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. ^ "Newspapers in Education: Contact". Evening Journal Association.
  9. ^ a b c d e "The Jersey Journal". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2014-01-08.

External links

  • Official website
  • The Jersey Journal at the Library of Congress
  • History of the Journal
  • "The Jersey Journal turns 150". The Jersey Journal. May 2, 2017.
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