The Newark Evening News
was an American
newspaper published in Newark, New Jersey
. As New Jersey's largest city, Newark played a major role in New Jersey's
journalistic history. At its apex, The News
was widely regarded as the newspaper
of record in New Jersey.. The Second Century
. vol. 9, no. 3. Fall 1998. The Newark Public Library
. It had bureaus in Montclair
, and Belmar
. There were also bureaus in the New Jersey State House
and in Washington, DC
was founded in 1873 by Wallace Scudder
, and operated by the Scudder family for 96 of its 98 years.
For years, the paper thrived as a daily and Sunday paper. It had five editorial writers, an editorial cartoonist, a military writer, and an aviation writer. The paper even had a Sunday magazine. However a great deal of the paper's focus was on politics.
In 1970, the paper was sold to Media General
. In February 1971 the newsroom voted to go out on strike and walked out in May 1971. The strike lasted almost a full year—not settling until April 1972. It faced increasing competition from the Newark Star-Ledger
, and for its final four months, the daily editions of the Newark Evening News
were printed on Star-Ledger
The paper folded on August 31, 1972.
Since its demise, the Newark Public Library
acquired the paper's records, including ancillary materials (reporters’ notes,... Read More