Journal publisher announces ‘step forward’ in keeping paper open

by The Jersey Journal
Monday April 13, 2009, 4:10 PM

The Jersey Journal building at 30 Journal Square.

The Jersey Journal and its community weeklies have met revenue projections for the first quarter, Publisher Kendrick Ross announced to the staff today, adding that the paper will be completing work over the next week to bring expenses in line with revenues, and, once that is accomplished, he expects to continue publishing.

“We know the road ahead is challenging and uncertain, but we are pleased to announce this step forward,” Ross explained.

“We appreciate the cooperation of our union and non-union staff, and we are grateful to our readers, advertisers and the business community for continuing to support us during this period.”

The Evening Journal Association announced to its employees on Feb. 2 that the company would cease publication of The Jersey Journal and a string of weekly newspapers in Hudson County on or about April 13 if the paper was unable to meet revenue goals and reduce expenses.

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