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Friday, April 14, 2017

Ex-Record staffer Jim Norman launches an online news site dedicated to Teaneck

A cartoon from Mike Luckovich of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Even if you're not thrown off the plane, flying United has been an ordeal since the airline cut legroom along with such amenities as free music channels.

-- HACKENSACK, N.J.

By VICTOR E. SASSON
EDITOR

Jim Norman, a former reporter for The Record of Woodland Park, has launched an online newspaper devoted to Teaneck, where he lives.

Norman, editor and publisher, calls the Teaneck Independent the township's "real newspaper."

Read more here.

Local news

Norman's venture should succeed, judging by the dramatic decline in local news in The Record since an initial newsroom downsizing in 2008.

That was followed in 2009 by the move of the paper and North Jersey Media Group to Woodland Park from Hackensack,where the Borg family had prospered for more than 110 years.

Gannett, which bought NJMG last July, has cut more than 350 jobs since November, and moved production of the redesigned print edition of The Record to Neptune.

That's the township on the Jersey shore, not the planet.