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Micromedia Publications is the publisher of seven weekly newspapers[1][2] based in Monmouth/Ocean County, New Jersey.[3] The newspapers cover Howell, Jackson, Toms River, Manchester, Brick, Berkeley Township, Lacey Township, Barnegat, Stafford Township and Long Beach Island. The newspapers are published every Saturday and are distributed through various distribution methods. All seven newspapers are a free press.

Micromedia Publications
TypeWeekly
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)
  • Stewart Swann
  • Jason Allentoff
Founder(s)
  • Stewart Swann
  • Robyn Weber
Editor-in-chiefJason Allentoff
EditorChris Lundy
Founded1995
LanguageEnglish
Headquarters15 Union Avenue
Lakehurst, NJ 08733
Circulation60,000 (2016)
Websitewww.jerseyshoreonline.com

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HistoryEdit

In 1995, Stewart Swann and Robyn Weber founded the company by launching The Manchester Times. The company introduced The Berkeley Times (1996), The Lakewood Times (1998) (ceased publication in 2002), The Jackson Times (2000), The Brick Times (2002), The Howell Times (2004), The Toms River Times (2005) and The Lacey Barnegat Times (2010), now The Southern Ocean Times (2013).[4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

The news editor is Chris Lundy. The Vice President and Chief Operating Officer is Jason Allentoff, formerly of Townsquare Media.[11]

Coverage AreaEdit

DistributionEdit

All seven of Micromedia's newspapers are distributed free in Monmouth/Ocean County, New Jersey.[12] In addition to the print editions, Micromedia newspapers can be found online through the issuu service.

RadioEdit

Micromedia has a special arrangement with WBNJ in Barnegat. During drivetime, the station broadcasts newscasts that contain Micromedia news content.[13]

Jersey Shore OnlineEdit

On June 30th, 2017, Micromedia launched a news site at JerseyShoreOnline.com

Anniversary HonorsEdit

On Micromedia's 20th anniversary, Ocean County Freeholders Gerry P. Little and Joseph H. Vicari presented the owners and staff with a proclamation marking the occasion. Senator Christopher J. Connors was on hand for the ceremony. Towns including Toms River and Berkeley Township also marked the event with special mentions at their respective council meetings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ocean County Information". Ocean County Information. October 1, 2014. Archived from the original on March 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "New Jersey Newspapers". USNPL. April 18, 2009.
  3. ^ "News Media Servicing the Ocean County area". Ocean County Government Directory. September 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "About Micromedia Publications". About Micromedia Publications. October 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce". Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce. February 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "New Jersey Newspapers". onlinenewspapers.com. April 1, 2015.
  7. ^ "Jackson Chamber of Commerce Member Directory". Jackson Township Chamber of Commerce. April 1, 2016.
  8. ^ "Toms River News". Toms River Online. June 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Bayville NJ Community Listings". Bayville NJ Online. June 1, 2015.
  10. ^ "Brick NJ News". Brick Township Online. June 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "Jason Allentoff And Townsquare Media Part Ways". All Access News. March 10, 2014.
  12. ^ "OCVTS". OCVTS. April 18, 2013.
  13. ^ "Micromedia To Provide Radio Newscasts On WBNJ-FM". Micromedia Publications Press Release. June 1, 2015.

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