South Jersey Journal is a new, innovative, monthly community publication which is a hybrid of a tabloid newspaper and a magazine serving the growing African American Communities of Southern New Jersey. The co-founders Irv Randolph and Al Thomas bring more than 50 years combine experience in publishing and advertising to the venture. The South Jersey Journal reaches a readership of 68,750. The Journal provides news features, announcements, and cultural events relevant to South Jersey’s growing African American community. Commuting and the daily rigors of the life leave little time and opportunity to build the kind of networks that support a culturally connected community. The Journal endeavors to fill this connection gap by providing a forum to share information and commentary on local and national issues and provide answers to some of the everyday questions and need to residents such as where to attend religious services or get quality hair care; find good restaurants or a local Girl Scout troop and other services or organizations that support the communities quality of life and needs. The Journal provides the means for leading local, regional, and national businesses and services to reach the community in a direct and targeted way. The Journal provides news of general interest to any resident of New Jersey.
The South Jersey Journal distributes in the Mercer, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland and Atlantic Counties of New Jersey.
The Journal published its first edition in September 2011 and is now available at select retail locations including CVS, Shop Right and Wawa stores throughout South Jersey.