Publishing


History

In 1962, Greater Media Newspapers was born in Central New Jersey when parent company Greater Media, Inc. purchased two weekly newspapers in southern Middlesex County.

Since the beginning, Greater Media Newspapers has been dedicated to excellence in publishing and to serving the local communities where it does business. The papers are embraced by the communities where they are circulated, providing the “local connection” that is often overlooked by the large dailies, with in-depth coverage of local news, high school sports and community events and issues. Greater Media Newspapers also strives to provide outstanding service and results for its advertisers by being responsive, creative and collaborative. The company has grown into a family of 10 weekly newspapers reaching 245,000 households in Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties, and has earned more than 200 awards for excellence in publishing and advertising in the past 10 years. The newspapers’ enhanced web presence attracts more than 120,000 unique address hits (or viewers) and more than a half-million page views each month.

Timeline

1962 Purchased the East Brunswick Sentinel and the Suburban, covering southern Middlesex County
1981 Purchased the News Transcript, covering northwestern Monmouth County
1986 Acquired the Independent, covering northeastern Monmouth County
1993 Launched the Examiner in far western Monmouth County, followed by the North/South Brunswick Sentinel in western Middlesex County
1999 Acquired the hub, expanding the company’s presence in northeastern Monmouth County
2001 Purchased the Atlanticville, covering the area just south of the hub in eastern Monmouth County and the Tri-Town News, covering southern Monmouth and northern Ocean Counties.
2003 Launched the Edison/Metuchen Sentinel, covering the area north of the East Brunswick Sentinel
2010 Greater Media Newspapers upgraded its printing capabilities by moving to a state-of-the-art facility in Rockaway, NJ

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