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The Hudson Reporter Closes After 40 Years

by Stephanie Spear
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On Friday, January 20th, longtime local news outlet The Hudson Reporter closed its doors. The paper was founded in 1983 and staff were notified of the paper’s closing at a meeting last week. Read on to learn more.

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The Hudson Reporter

The Hudson Reporter was founded in 1983 by Hoboken real estate developer Joseph Barry, according to Patch. The paper was sold in 1999 to his business partners Lucha Malato and David Unger, who then sold the paper again in
2018. The purchaser at that time was Newspaper Media Group (NMG), a New Jersey-based media company with platforms covering Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At its peak, NMG published 50 weekly community newspapers.

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Per the Hudson County View, the Hudson Reporter had eight different versions covering different communities in Hudson County: The Bayonne Community News, The Hoboken Reporter, The Jersey City Reporter, The North Bergen Reporter, The Secaucus Reporter, The Weehawken Reporter, The West New York Reporter, and The Union City Reporter. All eight versions of the paper were available at www.hudsonreporter.com.


Since NMG took over five years ago, two rounds of layoffs have taken place, leaving a team of two reporters covering all of Hudson County. The paper continued to print The Bayonne Community News and The Hudson Reporter, both weekly publications.

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The staff was notified of the decision to cease publication via Zoom after an editorial meeting on Friday afternoon. Staff writer Daniel Israel tweeted that they were told it was a financial decision, and that staff were not offered severance pay. In addition to the two reporters who were laid off, sales and other support staff were also terminated.

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