The Hudson Reporter Restructures Yet Again, Resulting in Staff Layoffs
The Hudson Reporter newspaper group has been serving Hudson County since 1983. Today, news broke that the Reporter will be restructuring, resulting in significant staff layoffs.
After relocating from its headquarters atop Hoboken’s Washington Street to Bayonne in 2016, the Hudson Reporter was later sold by longtime publishers Dave Unger and Lucha Malato to Newspaper Media Group—a Pennsylvania-based media company—in 2018.
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According to sources, The Hoboken Reporter, Jersey City Reporter, Weehawken Reporter, Secaucus Reporter, Union City Reporter, North Bergen Reporter and West New York Reporter will now fold into one all-encompassing Hudson Reporter newspaper—published weekly. The Bayonne Community News will maintain its run as a stand-alone publication.
As production will be done “offsite,” the restructuring has resulted in the layoffs of much of its staff—including award-winning journalists who cover the beats in local communities.
The Hudson Reporter‘s circulation is 84,000.