Sometimes the Jersey City Independent gets mentioned in the press or in the blogosphere. We’ll post those instances here when they happen. If you are a member of the press and would like to speak to someone from the Jersey City Independent about Jersey City or independent publishing, email info (at)

“The Independent proves that a successful journalism project can be a work-in-progress.”

Columbia Journalism Review‘s Sara Germano, in her “News Frontier Database” profile of JCI (May 18, 2011)

“One of the bright spots for us has been Jersey City Independent… We like the fresh approach to the news, the mixmash of JC’s vibrant music/arts scene, and the progressive approach to the city’s possibilities. In the Independent, they built a solid, fun local online presence in the city where we love to spend our money. … We can’t wait to see what you guys do next.”

– Rosi Efthim, writing about our purchase of NEW on Blue Jersey (Dec. 21, 2009)

“Man Bites Dog…Website Buys Magazine”

– David Cohen, writing about our purchase of NEW on MediaBistro’s WebNewser (Dec. 11, 2009)

“Over the last several years, the void in local news has been filled by several online sources, including the Jersey City Independent.”

– David Cruz, reporting on the changing media landscape in Jersey City for WBGO-FM (Segment title: “Brave New Digital News World”). (Sept. 25, 2009)

“The Jersey City Independent has been doing such a good job covering the corruption.”

– Anthony De Rosa, writing in a Mediaite column titled “Corruption Brings Out Best In New Jersey Journalism” (July 24, 2009)

“The Independent provides the online news coverage the Journal should have been providing all along.”

– Jersey City blog New York’s Sixth, in a piece on the troubles facing the Jersey Journal. (Feb. 23, 2009)

“With the Jersey Journal in apparent trouble, here’s hoping JCI adds some vitality to the news scene in the state’s second largest city.”

Blue Jersey (March 2, 2009)

“Back in late oh eight, JCI strolled into town and immediately provided a fresh perspective on the happenings of our little community. The voice of the paper, much more-so than the previous offerings (I’m looking at you Jersey Journal) seems representative of those of us that live here.”

– Jersey City blog Draw & Quarter, as an intro to a Q&A with JCI founding editor Jon Whiten. (March 4, 2009)

More Press Hits:

Article in NJ BIZ (March 9, 2009)

– Mention in Empire Report article on local nonprofit journalism websites (May 12, 2009)