Hudson County residents were shocked to learn that The Hudson Reporter and Bayonne Community News, long-standing and award-winning community newspapers, will no longer be published. The newspapers, which were published by Newspaper Media Group (NMG), had served the community for decades, providing local news, politics, arts and entertainment, education, sports, development, trends and all other news that informs and enlightens the community.
According to a tweet from staff writer Daniel Israel, the papers will no longer be published online or in print due to a “revenue versus expenses” situation. No staff members were offered any severance pay.
It is with great sadness that I announce the Bayonne Community News and Hudson Reporter is no longer publishing. Today was me and my colleagues’ last day. We were told it was due to a “revenue versus expenses” situation. The papers will no longer be published online nor in print.— Daniel Israel (@danisraelnj) January 20, 2023
At this time, HudPost has not reached out to the owners of NMG for comments regarding the closure.
The closure of The Hudson Reporter and Bayonne Community News is a significant loss for the community, as it leaves a void in local news coverage. In recent years, the media landscape has shifted, with more and more people turning to online publications for their news. Websites like HudPost, which serves Hudson County, have become increasingly popular as a source of local news and information.
Despite the dominance of online publications, traditional newspapers like The Hudson Reporter and Bayonne Community News have remained important sources of local news and information for many residents. The closure of these publications is a reminder of the ongoing struggles faced by traditional media, as they compete with the rise of digital media.
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