is the largest circulated newspaper
in the U.S. state of New Jersey
and is based in Newark
. It is a sister paper to The Jersey Journal
of Jersey City, The Times
and the Staten Island Advance
, all of which are owned by Advance Publications
.The Newark Star-Ledger'
s daily circulation is larger than the next two largest New Jersey newspapers combined and its Sunday circulation is larger than the next three papers combined., New Jersey Press Association
; Star-Ledger data from Editor & Publisher April 2007 article.
The Star-Ledger's main competitor in New Jersey is The Record
, which is based in Bergen County
The Newark Daily Advertiser
, founded in 1832, was Newark's first daily newspaper. It subsequently evolved into the Newark Star-Eagle
. S. I. Newhouse
bought the Newark Ledger
in 1935, and merged the paper with the Star-Eagle
in 1939 to become the Newark Star-Ledger
, later changed to simply The Star-Ledger
. (It is still popularly called the Newark Star-Ledger
by many New York-area residents because of its heritage and its editorial location.
During the 1960s The Star-Ledger
’s chief competitor was the Newark Evening News
, once the most popular newspaper in New Jersey. In March 1971, the Star-Ledger
surpassed the Evening News
in daily circulation, because the Newark News was on strike. The Evening News
shut down in 1972.
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