The Record (Bergen County)
The March 5, 2007 front page of The Record
Type Daily newspaper Format Broadsheet Owner North Jersey Media Group Publisher Stephen Borg Editor Frank Scandale Headquarters 1 Garret Mountain Plaza, Woodland Park, NJ 07424} Circulation 170,408 Daily
Official website NorthJersey.com
The Record (colloquially called The Bergen Record or The Record of Hackensack) is a newspaper in northern New Jersey. It has the second largest circulation of New Jersey's daily newspapers, behind The Star-Ledger. Owned by the Borg family since 1930, it is the flagship publication of the North Jersey Media Group. Stephen Borg is the publisher of The Record. The paper is edited by Frank Scandale.
Ground Zero Spirit
In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, a photographer for The Record, Thomas E. Franklin, took a photograph of three firefighters raising an American flag over the rubble of what had been the World Trade Center. This became an iconic photo known as Ground Zero Spirit. The photo accompanied an article written by Jeannine Clegg, a reporter for The Record. The Record owns the rights to the photograph but has licensed it in exchange for donations to September 11 causes, as long as the photo is used in a "dignified and proper manner" for non-commercial purposes.
James McGreevey scandal
According to Governor James E. McGreevey in his book The Confession (ISBN 0-06-089862-3) published in 2006, The Record was the first newspaper to break the news of a relationship between McGreevey and Golan Cipel that was to lead to McGreevey's resignation. McGreevey brought up Cipel's name six weeks into his administration in a February 14, 2002 interview with The Record editorial board at its offices, saying, "We will not skimp on security. We actually brought on a security advisor from the Israel Defense Forces, probably the best in the world."
The interview prompted news investigation into Cipel's background and on February 21, The Record published a profile of Golan calling him a "sailor" and a "poet." The article said, "Democrats close to the administration say McGreevey and Cipel have struck up a close friendship and frequently travel together."
The article prompted McGreevey's own mother to ask him if he was gay and stirred various media organizations to send reporters to Israel to ask questions about Cipel and his background and childhood friends.
- William A. Caldwell, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist
- Chris Floyd (former editorialist)
- Mike Kelly (columnist)
- John R. MacArthur (reporter)
- John Tierney (former reporter)
- Kaavya Viswanathan (former intern)
- ^ "2007 Top 100 Daily Newspapers in the U.S. by Circulation" (PDF). BurrellesLuce. 2007-03-31. http://www.burrellesluce.com/top100/2007_Top_100List.pdf. Retrieved 2007-05-30.
- ^ See, e.g., 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
- ^ New Jersey Press Association: Member Newspapers - Dailies, accessed February 19, 2007
- ^ Ground Zero Spirit photograph licensees, accessed September 25, 2006
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