Newspaper owner launches hyper-local community news site

Journal Publishing Co. has launched Neighborhood Journal, a new hyper-local news site.

Journal Publishing Co. has launched a new digital news product that will focus on neighborhood-level news in three “zones” in the Albuquerque metro area.

Neighborhood Journal, which operates independently of the Albuquerque Journal, is led by Managing Editor Tracy Goldizen and currently focuses on two areas in northeast Albuquerque and one in the northwest, comprising approximately 20 named neighborhoods, according to Goldizen.

Goldizen said the post aims to foster a “sense of community within the city.”

“We would eventually like to give every neighborhood in Albuquerque and the metro area its own online community newspaper,” she said. “…We really hope we can connect residents with businesses, schools, other people (and) organizations in their neighborhood.

The organization’s website, quarterjournal.com, will offer free access until June 30. Starting July 1, it will be available to subscribers for $4.95 per month, according to a statement.

While the Neighborhood Journal only operates in three parts of the city, the publication aims to eventually expand its reach. Readers are encouraged to search for their neighborhood on the site. Suggestions for new neighborhoods to cover as well as community news tips can be sent to [email protected]

The organization’s staff is based at the Journal’s flagship campus, 7777 Jefferson NE, in separate offices from the Albuquerque Journal.

More information is available at 505-823-7200 or [email protected]

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