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NJ.com is a digital news content provider and website in New Jersey owned by Advance Publications. According to a report in The New York Times in 2012, it was the largest provider of digital news in the state at the time. In 2018, comScore reports that NJ.com has an average of 12.1 million unique monthly visitors consuming a total of 70 million pageviews per month.
Content on NJ.com is provided by NJ Advance Media, a company launched in June 2014 to provide content, sales and marketing services to NJ.com and Advance's New Jersey-based newspapers, including The Star-Ledger, The Times of Trenton, The Jersey Journal, the South Jersey Times, The Hunterdon County Democrat, The Star-Gazette, The Warren Reporter, The Suburban News, Hoboken Now, Ledger Local, Ledger Somerset Observer, The Star-Gazette and The Washington Township Times. It is owned by Advance Local, an organization which operates ten local news and information sites in the United States. The site was ranked by Alexa as 2,712th worldwide and 661st in the U.S. in May 2016. NJ.com's news reports are widely quoted by other news publications such as the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and other news organizations around the nation. In 2019, NJ Advance Media's Steve Politi was named the nation's top sports columnist by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
NJ.com is part of a general trend away from printed newspapers towards digital content. A report in USA Today in 2012 suggested that many newspaper readers were moving to digital websites such as NJ.com for local news. In 2018, Steve Alessi became NJ Advance Media, leading the NJ.com operation when Matt Kraner was promoted to COO of the newly formed Advance Local. In 2016, its editors called on Governor Chris Christie to resign from office, after a failed presidential campaign and Christie's controversial endorsement of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. In return the editors received calls to resign from supporters of Donald Trump for biased coverage and editorializing news. Advance Publications is owned by the Newhouse family. According to a report in 2014, NJ.com was laying off some employees, although there were reports that staffing losses were being offset by hiring at NJ Advance Media.
- DAVID CARR (July 3, 2012). "Executive at Advance's NJ.com Denies Staffing Up to Supplant Newspapers". The New York Times. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
... NJ.COM — New Jersey’s biggest digital news operation ... more of a news-gathering operation in areas that are outside the core coverage of the newspapers...
- reported by comScore March 2017 - February 2018 (monthly average)
- Alexa rankings Archived 2018-07-07 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved May 23, 2016
- Shayna Jacobs (February 12, 2016). "N.J. doctor to pay government $5.25M for billing Medicare and Medicaid for bogus tests". Daily News. New York. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
...doctor will cough up $5.25 million after billing Medicare and Medicaid for tests that were never performed, ...Riachi made the fraudulently billings ... according to NJ.com....
- Tribune Wire Reports (January 27, 2016). "Lizard found in N.J. kindergartner's salad becomes new class pet". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
...science teacher Mark Eastburn told NJ.com the 3-inch green anole lizard was found in a bundle of tatsoi greens last week by a kindergartner....
- Sarah Larimer (February 2016). "Former Miss New Jersey, who 'showed warmth to everyone she met,' dies after crash". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
...crowned Miss New Jersey in 2013 and then competed in the Miss America pageant, died at a Camden, N.J., hospital, NJ.com reported...
- Staff, NJ Advance Media (2019-03-23). "NJ Advance Media's Steve Politi, Matt Stanmyre grab top honors from Associated Press Sports Editors". nj. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
- Laura Petrecca (October 18, 2012). "'Newsweek' to end print edition in December". USA Today. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
...Drew Kronick is pretty much done with printed newspapers. The Westfield, N.J., resident has canceled his subscription to The New York Times ... He checks out NJ.com for local information. ...
- "Steve Alessi promoted to president of NJ Advance Media". NJ.com. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
- Bob Jordan (March 3, 2016). "Another newspaper calls for Christie to resign: An editorial from NJ Advance Media, which supplies news content to The Star Ledger and NJ.com, has the headline 'Chris Christie, Resign for N.J.'s Sake.'". USA Today. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
...New Jersey's biggest newspaper has called on Gov. Chris Christie to resign....An editorial from NJ Advance Media, which supplies news content to The Star Ledger and NJ.com...
- Launder, William (April 3, 2014). "Star-Ledger Newspaper to Cut 167 Jobs: Move Is Latest Example of Ongoing Cost-Cutting Steps by Publishers". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
... Advance is laying off people at the website NJ.com.... NJ.com President Matt Kraner, who will become president of NJ Advance Media ... new unit would result in more newsroom jobs at the company...