Hi WebNewser readers - we're now a part of mediabistro's SocialTimes.com, bringing you breaking news, guides & tips from the Web world.

Former Star-Ledger Join Local News Site Trend


Back in October, the New Jersey Star-Ledger bought out 200 employees (and then hired interns to replace them). Roughly one-fifth of those employees recently launched NewJerseyNewsroom.com, a local site aimed at covering the Garden State with a combination of original reporting and rehashed stories.

Matt Romanoski, previously S&L‘s deputy sports editor who’s heading the site along with fellow sports guy Garrett Morrison and 26-year veteran Andrew Lagomarsino, told E&P, “We had started talking about doing this even before the buyouts were made.”

The former S-Lers are following in the footsteps of refugees from major papers, including the online-only Seattle Post-Intelligencer — who launched Seattle Post Globe — and Denver journos, who are trying to get InDenverTimes up and running.

Romanoski says everyone is currently working for free, but hopes to secure a revenue stream soon.

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Email Marketing

Email MarketingStarting January 12, learn how to create campaigns that engage subscribers, increase awareness, and drive traffic and sales! In this course, you'll learn how to create effective email campaigns to meet your company's goals and objectives, develop copywriting and design techniques, create and manage distribution lists, and more! Register now!