I’ve written about it before. The Star-Ledger is apparently in financial trouble.
And now things are only getting worse for New Jersey’s largest newspaper.
This week, the Ledger’s owners sent out a memo addressing issues with the union that represents the drivers. The newspaper’s ownership hasn’t settled a new contract with the union, and now ownership is not only saying they could sell the newspaper by Jan. 5. They’re also saying they could shut down the newspaper completely by then. The New York Post also had an article on the topic.
It’s scary enough to think a newspaper could close, although that’s probably more of a reality in today’s world. But the Star-Ledger isn’t a small newspaper. It’s a major newspaper that has had a significant impact on the state.
And it’s not like the Ledger hasn’t adapted to the times. They do a lot online, including the fantastic daily webcast Ledger Live.
It would be a shame for New Jersey to be without the Star-Ledger, and this coming from someone who used to work for the company that owns The Record.