URL Media welcomes Trenton Journal, an independently owned and operated print and hyperlocal multimedia platform, to its growing network. Recognized for its commitment to bridging information gaps, Trenton Journal serves as a crucial source of community news and information for the nearly 90,000 residents in Trenton, New Jersey — the state’s capital city.
Trenton Journal is the proud recipient of both the National Association of Black Journalists’ Black Press Grant and the New Jersey Civic Consortium grants. These accolades reflect the platform’s dedication to training local community residents to share their stories, promoting a diverse and inclusive media ecosystem while amplifying the voices of people from the community.
Founded by veteran journalist Kenneth Miles, Trenton Journal brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the URL Media network. As a founding partner of a boutique coworking space in Newark, New Jersey, Miles’ work has appeared in prominent publications such as the New York Times Syndicate, Black Enterprise, The Source, and Interview. Additionally, his active role in the Citizens’ Health and Neighborhood Growth Committee (CHANGE) — which conducts monthly meetings, reviews city policies and issues public safety advisory reports for local city officials, public schools and Trenton residents — underscores his commitment to civic engagement and community resources.
“Every time I have spoken to [Miles] over the last few years, as we set about launching URL Media, he has been smart, generous and helpful. I am so grateful to have his smarts — and the amazing work of Trenton Journal — in our network,” says Mitra Kalita, CEO and co-founder of URL Media. “A number of URL Media initiatives focus on the uplift of New Jerseyans and Trenton Journal’s inclusion in our network is a win for these communities.”
Trenton Journal’s influence extends across multiple platforms, boasting over 8,500 social media followers. The platform engages its audience through a weekly newsletter with a 30% open rate. Additionally, the outlet has created an events calendar on its website for readers to opt in.
“I am extremely excited that the Trenton Journal has joined URL Media,” says Kenneth Miles. “I look forward to tapping into the support network to help me grow my audience and achieve financial sustainability to better serve my community.”
Trenton Journal join URL Media partners Black Voice News, Documented, Epicenter-NYC, Native News Online, Prism, Our Body Politic, Outlier Media, palabra., Immigrantly, The Oklahoma Eagle, Sahan Journal, PushBlack, Pulso, Scalawag, ScrollStack, TBN24, La Noticia, The Haitian Times, Watch The Yard, Latina to Latina, How to Talk to [High Achievers] about Anything, and How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] about Anything, Black Girl Times and WURD Radio.