On a cold winter's day, Jan. 25, 2009, NewJerseyNewsroom.com was founded when over 40 journalists came together at the Montclair Public Library and decided to create a news site — unlike any other — to address the growing journalism void. All we possessed was determination, experience and vision.
Despite a lack of financial backing, we pushed forward and a unique news organization was born. Our news organization invites everyone to join the mission of telling stories important to the people of New Jersey. Tell stories that shine a light on the dark places. This is journalism not funded by or beholden to corporations or wealthy individuals. We aim for a balanced, insightful take on the news and our goal is to provide a fresh, independent voice.
The majority of our founding journalists spent decades at The Star-Ledger of Newark. Combined, our experience adds up to over 1,000 years. We have won every award and distinction from the Pulitzer Prize to the New Jersey Press Association Journalist of the Year. Our contributing writers, driven by passion and purpose, contribute as volunteers who believe in the cause. Their experiences are impressive, and without them we would fail.
NewJerseyNewsroom.com's goal is to provide high-quality news for New Jerseyans and not just about New Jerseyans. We will do our best to gather all the stories you want, regardless of the original sources. If it is of interest to you, we will write it or link to it. We know how to get to the facts, get it right, and, when necessary, provide analysis. We will strive to provide unique content and news you can use.
We welcome and encourage intelligent debate. We will not shy away from controversy or criticism, but we will remove any comments that are deemed inappropriate.
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Carol Abaya ♦ Susan Alai ♦ Mary Altier ♦ Bradley Bambarger ♦ Joel Barbee ♦ Liz Barrett ♦ Rhonda Bassat-Rivera ♦ Russell Ben-Ali ♦ Seth Berkman ♦ Elizabeth Birge ♦ Ruth Bonapace ♦ Warren Boroson ♦ Danny Breslauer ♦ Libby Bruch ♦ Margaret Buj ♦ Marc Bussanich ♦ Jen Calantone ♦ Carol Ann Campbell ♦ Josh Chapin ♦ Nina Chazen ♦ Melissa Cifelli ♦ Suzanne Cloud ♦ Michael Cohen ♦ Noah Cohen ♦ Liz Connolly ♦ Dipti Coorg ♦ Anne-Marie Cottone ♦ Alicia Cruz ♦ Angela Daidone ♦ Alex Davis ♦ Judy DeHaven ♦ Wendy Dolber ♦ Maureen Nevin Duffy ♦ Stu Duncan ♦ John Dunphy ♦ Joe Epstein ♦ John Esposito ♦ Joe Favorito ♦ Kyle Franko ♦ Jeanette Friedman ♦ Sally Friedman ♦ Avi Frisch ♦ Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco ♦ Melissa L. Gaffney ♦ Teri Gatto ♦ Quinita Edmonia Good ♦ Bill Graham ♦ Laurie Granieri ♦ Dan Graziano ♦ Ruth Grullon ♦ Chris Harring ♦ Anthony Harris ♦ Sharon Harris-Zlotnick ♦ Michael Hayne ♦ Adam Helfgott ♦ Tom Hester Sr. ♦ Sam Hitchcock ♦ John Holl ♦ Bob Holt ♦ Linda Brown Holt ♦ Charles Horner ♦ Libor Jany ♦ Deborah Jerome ♦ David Kerr ♦ Eric Killelea ♦ Joop de Korte ♦ Aimee LaFountain ♦ Andrew Lagomarsino ♦ Lisa La Valle-Finan ♦ Wendy Leonard ♦ Pam Lobley ♦ Judith Lucas ♦ Rich Luongo ♦ Aarti N. Maharaj ♦ Nancy R. Mandell ♦ Jasmine Marcus ♦ John Martin ♦ Joseph P. Martino ♦ Andrea Martone ♦ Jeff May ♦ Sharon McCloskey ♦ Maura McDermott ♦ Bob McHugh ♦ Josh McMahon ♦ Jerry A. Miccolis ♦ Jerry Milani ♦ Eric Model ♦ Margaret Morgan ♦ Michael Morris ♦ Garrett Morrison ♦ Linda Moss ♦ Tom Murro
Denis Niland ♦ Dom Nizza ♦ Jenn A. Nocera ♦ Brad Nolan ♦ Meg Nugent ♦ Corey O'Connell ♦ Andrea Orlando ♦ Leslie Ovitt ♦ Paula Paige ♦ Mira S. Park ♦ Brad Parks ♦ Hipple Patel ♦ Mary Jo Patterson ♦ Tom Peric ♦ Dorianne R. Perrucci ♦ Judy Pokras ♦ Laura Powell ♦ Miriam Rinn ♦ Jillian Risberg ♦ Gerald J. Robinson, Esq ♦ Matt Romanoski ♦ Gene Ruffini ♦ Greg Saitz ♦ Jeremy Schilling ♦ Stephen Schimmel ♦ Joel Schwartzberg ♦ Mike Scott ♦ Lori Sender ♦ Michael M. Shapiro ♦ Ryan Patrick Sheehy ♦ Bill Silverman ♦ Ed Silverman ♦ Pattie Simone ♦ Michael W. Smith ♦ Violet Snow ♦ Michael Sommers ♦ Anthony Stabile ♦ Linda Stein ♦ Alan J. Steinberg ♦ Anthony Stoeckert ♦ Valerie Sudol ♦ Matt Sugam ♦ Pat Summers ♦ Donnella Tilery ♦ Joe Tyrrell ♦ Pim Van Hemmen ♦ Mike Vorkunov ♦ Diane C. Walsh ♦ David Waldstein ♦ Evan Weiner ♦ Joan Whitlow ♦ Bob Williams ♦ Susie Wilson ♦ Roger Witherspoon