Local news map - NJ

Welcome to our local news provider map. This is our inaugural effort to map the local news providers serving New Jersey. We hope this map and its attendant search function will be useful to many audiences, including funders, academics, and the general population who want to discover local news providers near them.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE MAP

The map has several layers. The first two show the number of providers serving each municipality. “Total outlet count” includes broadcast outlets, while the next layer, “Local news originators,” shows only newspapers, digital-first/digital-native outlets, and a handful of public broadcast stations. The pop-up box for each municipality lists the outlets and shows the count of outlets by medium.

The purpose of the “Local news originators” layer is to highlight those outlets that are most likely to produce original local news – the stories which then circulate through an ecosystem by means of radio, television, and social media. The patterns in the Local news originators layer mirror roughly the “Median household income” layer, and the “Population density” layer – something we’ll discuss in detail in the forthcoming paper based on this data.

The municipalities with the higher numbers when the number of local news originators is weighted for population (layer “Local news originators per 10k population”) and income (layer “Local news originators per 10k income”) are those that have a density of outlets relative to those two measures. Again, we will dig into this further in the forthcoming paper.

The other layers – showing the percentage of the municipal population with a college degree or higher, municipal spending per capita, voter turnout, and whether the municipality voted Republican or Democrat in the 2016 presidential election – will be useful in identifying the structural features of a community that supports a robust local news ecosystem or does not (i.e. a local news desert).

One important note about the map: not included are several dozen outlets whose listed coverage areas were not contiguous (e.g. “the Filipino community in the tri-state area”); or are topic-based (e.g. an outlet that focuses on local climate coverage) who also do not have geographically concentrated audiences. These outlets will be included in the forthcoming analysis but were not able to be mapped in the way that the other local outlets shown here were.

The immediate next step will be to identify, using the data mapped here, the local news ecosystems in New Jersey. We are doing this by performing cluster analyses to discover the municipalities that are most often covered together (or not covered together, as the case may be).

Click on any municipality to see the list of outlets that say they serve that municipality (our content analysis, forthcoming, will investigate which municipalities actually show up in the online coverage of the outlet).

You may zoom in to see the names of larger cities and towns to find specific areas, or hover over the map to see the names of individual municipalities.

Because this map is a pilot on which we hope to iterate, we welcome all comments and suggestions for improvements; please email Research Director Sarah Stonbely at stonbelys@montclair.edu or by clicking here.

MAP FACTS

  • 565 municipalities, 21 counties
  • 620 outlets represented (of 779)
  • 567 Local News Originators
  • 113 ethnic news providers
  • Highest number of local news originators serving a single municipality: 24
  • Lowest number of local news originators serving a single municipality: 0

The outlets below are not represented on the map because their coverage areas are not geographically contiguous, are topic-based, or are too diffuse.

Name of outletWebsite
African Sun Times, Thehttp://africansuntimes.com/
Ahora Newshttp://www.ahoranews.net
Al Díahttp://aldianews.com
Amandlahttp://amandlanews.com
America Oggihttps://www.americaoggi.us/
Americanohttps://americanonewspaper.com/
Amerikai Népszavahttps://nepszava.us
Arab AstoriaNo website
Asian Journalhttp://asianjournal.com
Balitang America (ABS-CBN News)https://balitangamerica.tv/
Bangla Patrikahttp://www.banglapatrikausa.com/
Blue Jerseyhttp://www.bluejersey.com/
Brasilians, Thehttp://www.thebrasilians.com
Brazilian Voicehttp://www.brazilianvoice.com/category/bv_noticias/local
Catholic Spirit, Thehttp://www.catholicspirit.com/
Catholic Star Heraldhttp://www.catholicstarherald.org
Chinese News Weeklyhttp://www.new-new.com/about.asp
CivicStoryhttps://www.civicstory.org
Currents & Gazettes of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, Thehttps://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/currents_gazettes/site/
Daily NewsNo website
Delaware Currentshttps://www.delawarecurrents.org/
Desi Talk New YorkNo website
Divya Bhaskarhttps://www.divyabhaskar.co.in
El Especialhttp://elespecial.com/news/el-especialito/
El Sol Latinohttp://elsoln1.com/
Epoch Times, Thehttps://www.theepochtimes.com/
FilAm, Thehttp://thefilam.net
Filipino Express, Thehttp://www.filipinoexpress.com
Filipino Reporter, TheNo website
Forwardhttps://forward.com/
Front Runner New Jerseyhttps://frontrunnernewjersey.com/
Global Chinese TimesNo website
Gujarat Darpanhttp://gujaratdarpan.com
Gujarat Samacharhttps://www.gujaratsamachar.com
Gujarat Timeshttp://gujarattimesusa.com
Hellenic News of Americahttps://hellenicnews.com/
ICN radiohttp://www.icnradio.com/
ImpactoNo website
India Abroadhttps://www.indiaabroad.com
Insider NJhttps://www.insidernj.com/
Irish Echo, Thehttps://www.irishecho.com
IrishCentral.https://www.irishcentral.com/
Italian Tribune, Thehttp://www.italiantribune.com/
Jersey Shore Hurricane Newshttps://www.facebook.com/JerseyShoreHurricaneNews
Jersey Shore Onlinehttps://www.jerseyshoreonline.com/
JerseyVoices.comhttp://www.jerseyvoices.com
Jewish Exponenthttp://jewishexponent.com
Jewish Journal – Ocean CountyNo website
Jewish Link NJhttps://www.jewishlinknj.com/
Jewish Voice and Opinion, Thehttps://thejewishvoiceandopinion.com/
Korea Dailyhttp://www.koreadailyus.com/
Korea Times, Thehttp://www.koreatimesus.com
Korean Bergen NewsNo website
Kurier PlusNo website
KYW 1060AMhttp://kywnewsradio.radio.com/
La Tribunahttps://latribunanj.com/
La Voce di New Yorkhttp://www.lavocedinewyork.com/en/
La VozNo website
Latinos Unidos de Nueva Jerseyhttp://www.lunj.net
Main Line Suburban Lifehttp://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinesuburbanlife/
Main Line Timeshttp://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinetimes/
Metro Philadelphiahttp://www.metro.us/philadelphia
My Central Jerseyhttps://www.mycentraljersey.com/
New Jersey Businesshttps://njbmagazine.com/
New Jersey Business Dailyhttps://njbusinessdaily.com/
New Jersey Buzzhttps://newjerseybuzz.com/
New Jersey CatholicNo website
New Jersey Farmer, Thehttps://americanfarmpublications.com/the-new-jersey-farmer/
New Jersey Globehttps://newjerseyglobe.com/
New Jersey Jewish Newshttps://njjewishnews.timesofisrael.com/
New Jersey Monthlyhttp://www.njmonthly.com/
New Jersey News Network (NJNN) / WJLP-TVhttp://wjlp3.com/
New Jersey Public Radio (WNYC)https://www.wnyc.org/series/new-jersey-public-radio/
New Jersey Revolution Radiohttp://njrevolutionradio.com/
New Jersey Tech Weeklyhttp://www.njtechweekly.com/
New Tang Dynasty TVNo website
New York Times, Thehttp://nytimes.com/
News India Timeshttp://www.newsindiatimes.com
news12 New Jerseyhttp://newjersey.news12.com/
NJ Environment Newshttp://njenvironmentnews.com
NJ Spotlighthttp://www.njspotlight.com/
NJ.comhttp://www.nj.com/
NJBizhttp://www.njbiz.com/
NJToday.nethttp://www.njtoday.net/
NJTVhttps://www.njtvonline.org/news/
northjersey.comhttp://www.northjersey.com/
Noticiero Columbiano Hispanohttp://www.noticierohispano.com/
Nowy Dziennik Polish Weeklyhttp://www.dziennik.com
Nubian News, TheNo website
Observerhttp://www.politickernj.com/
OSM!http://justcliqit.com
Philadelphia Inquirerhttp://www.philly.com/inquirer/
Philadelphia Newshttps://thephilanews.com/
Philadelphia Tribune, Thehttp://www.phillytrib.com/
Philadelphia Weeklyhttp://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/
Philly Voicehttps://www.phillyvoice.com/
Pinas USANo website
PLUShttp://www.tygodnikplus.com
Post Eagle, Thehttps://www.posteaglenewspaper.com/
Reporte Hispanohttp://www.reportehispano.com/
ROIhttp://www.roi-nj.com/
Save Jerseyhttps://savejersey.com/
Shelterforce Magazinehttps://shelterforce.org/
Sing Tao Dailyhttps://www.singtaousa.com
Sino Monthly New Jerseyhttp://www.sino-monthly.com
South Philly Reviewhttps://southphillyreview.com/
Southern Ocean Times, TheNo website
State Broadcast Newshttps://statebroadcastnews.com/category/garden/
Tri-State Voicehttps://www.tristatevoice.com/
TV Asiahttp://www.tvasiausa.com
U.S. China Press, Thehttp://www.uschinapress.com
Ukrainian Weekly, Thehttp://www.ukrweekly.com
Urdu Newshttp://thepakistaninewspaper.com/
WABC-TVhttps://abc7ny.com/new-jersey/
WACP-TVNo website
WADB-AMhttps://mybeachradio.com/
Wall Street Journal, Thehttps://www.wsj.com/
WCAU-TVhttps://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/
WCHR-AMhttps://1057thehawk.com/
WDPN-TVNo website
WFMZ-TVhttp://www.wfmz.com/
WGHT-AMhttps://www.wghtradio.com/
WGLS-FMhttps://wgls.rowan.edu/
WHYY-FMhttps://whyy.org/news/
WIFI-AMhttp://www.wifiam1460.com/index.php
WNET-TVhttps://www.wnet.org/
WNJB-FMNo website
WNJN-FMNo website
WNJN-TVNo website
WNJU-TVhttps://www.telemundo47.com/
WNTP-AMhttps://newstalk990.com/
WNYE-FMhttps://www1.nyc.gov/site/media/radio/radio-home.page
WNYM-AMhttps://am970theanswer.com/
WOBM-AMhttps://mybeachradio.com/
WOBM-FMhttps://wobm.com/
World Journalhttps://www.worldjournal.com/
WPAT-AMNo website
WPHT-AMhttp://1210wpht.radio.com/
WPPT-TVNo website
WQAV-CDNo website
WQXR-FMNo website
WSJO-FMhttps://sojo104No website.com/
WTTM-AMNo website
WTXF-TVhttp://www.fox29.com/
WURD AM/FMhttps://wurdradio.com/
WUVP-DThttps://www.univision.com/philadelphia/wuvp
WVLT-FMhttps://www.wvlt.com/
WVNJ-AMNo website
WVPH-FMhttp://www.thecore.fm/public/index.php
WWOR-TVhttp://www.my9nj.com
WWRL-AMhttp://radiozindagi.com/newyork/
WWRU-AMhttps://www.am1660.com/
WWRV-AMhttp://www.radiovision.net/
WWSI-TVhttps://www.telemundo62.com/
WWTR-AMhttps://www.ebcmusic.com/
WXTV-TVNo website
Yeshiva World, Thehttps://www.theyeshivaworld.com/
Zaman Amerikahttp://zamanamerika.com/