The Trentonian is a daily newspaper serving Trenton, New Jersey, USA,
and the surrounding Mercer County community. The paper has a daily
circulation of slightly more than 30,000 and a Sunday circulation of
less than 28,000.
The paper is owned by Digital First Media, a media company
headquartered in Yardley, Pennsylvania, specializing in newspaper
publishing, which owns 22 daily and 344 non-daily newspapers in the
In November 2008, DFM announced that some of its newspapers, including
The Trentonian, were being put up for sale and the newspaper's daily
price increased 43 percent, from 35 cents to 50 cents. Also, the
company announced that
The Trentonian would no longer be printed in
Trenton beginning in January 2009. It will be printed at a JRC-owned
facility in Exton, Pa., and delivered to Trenton.
The Trentonian was known as a feisty, gritty tabloid from its start in
1946 when 40 members of the
International Typographical Union
International Typographical Union broke
away from the (Trenton) Times to start their own paper.
When The Washington Post Company bought the Times in 1975, Katharine
Graham vowed to make Trenton a one-paper town. She reportedly would
later admit that Trenton was her "Vietnam."
The book Tabloid From Hell details what the author considers to be the
decline of The Trentonian, with much of the blame directed at Robert
M. Jelenic, DFM's former CEO, whom the author says spent too much time
on discipline and trivial matters, not enough on quality
journalism.[full citation needed] A Mary Walton interview in American
Journalism Review was also critical of Jelenic.
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Awards and recognition
1974 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing was awarded to F. Gilman
Spencer, editor of The Trentonian, "for his courageous campaign to
focus public attention on scandals in New Jersey's state
Edward S. Condra, Senior Publisher
^ New Jersey Insider: Newspapers. Retrieved July 12, 2006.
^ "1946: Birth of The Trentonian". Capitalcentury.com. Retrieved
^ Steven M. Richman (3 November 2010). Reconsidering Trenton: The
Small City in the Post-Industrial Age. McFarland. p. 198.
ISBN 978-0-7864-4822-7. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
^ Gnoffo, Anthony. "Trenton's Old-time
Newspaper War Complete And
Sober Vs. Sassy And Flashy". Philly.com. Retrieved March 27,
^ "American Journalism Review".
^ The Pulitzer Board Presents: The Pulitzer Prize Winners 1974 -
Journalism, Retrieved 15 August 2010
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