the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Hackensack NJ, Gannett announced Monday it is cutting pay and furloughing ” journalists” at its newspapers across the country as ad revenue plunges during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gannett is the publisher of more than 100 newspapers, including ,North Jersey Media Group, USA Today, the Detroit Free Press, The Columbus Dispatch and The Arizona Republic, is reportedly furloughing workers who make more than $38,000. Those employees will be subject to furloughs of one week per month in April, May and June, according to a tweet from investigative reporter Gregory Holman of the Springfield News-Leader in Missouri, a Gannett-owned paper.
North Jersey Media Group is a newspaper publishing company headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey and owned by the Gannett Company, Inc. It publishes The Record, the Herald News of Passaic County, the Daily Record of Morris County, and other community newspapers and publications.
North Jersey Media Group was formed in 2000 as an umbrella organization for all of the media interests of the Borg family, which acquired The Record the second-largest newspaper in the state, in 1930, as well as the Herald News, and a network of 50 community newspapers that cumulatively generated $90 million per-year in revenue.
On July 7, 2016, Gannett Company announced its intent to acquire North Jersey Media Group. Once the sale was finalized, Gannett merged the operations of the Daily Record into North Jersey Media Group.
In addition to the three major properties and various local publications that make up North Jersey Media Group, Gannett also owns the Asbury Park Press, the Courier News of Somerville, the Courier-Post of Camden, The Daily Journal of Vineland, and the Home News Tribune in Middlesex County.
Long time readers of this blog know for years the Ridgewood blog had a series of altercations, legal and otherwise with Borg heirs ie owners of the Bergen Record , we can say that Gannett has not carried on this feud and has always been respectful .