NorthJerseySports.com got started:
was established by local journalists in early 1999 with one simple goal in
mind — to provide local sports in North Jersey the coverage it deserves, and
used to get, before the local media outlets turned their attention toward
Simply covering local sports,
especially high school sports, isn't all NorthJerseySports.com to do. We wanted to involve the local sports community. So the task of
networking all North Jersey's (Bergen, Hudson and Passaic counties) high schools,
each fitted with its own page began.
The idea to allow student
and faculty involvement in the production of content for each school page
gives NorthJerseySports.com the unprecedented ability to provide comprehensive
and in-depth coverage of the local sports scene. The site is divided into
three sections — the home page; separate pages for each sport and individual
school pages where students and teachers will have the freedom to be creative
in representing their teams.
The home page
has a newspaper feel to it with contributed stories from the NorthJerseySports.com
staff. Reporters are dispatched to various games and the site is updated every
night — no waiting for the morning paper.
page is where polls are conducted, site updates are displayed and where navigation
of NorthJerseySports.com begins.
Don’t care much
for football? The sports pages are one-sport specific. This is where only
articles pertaining to your sport of choice are displayed and where past articles
will be held before being archived.
school is provided with its own page where information such as schedules,
directions to playing fields and rosters can be found.
it is up to the individual institutions to provide the public with information
regarding its teams.
can write features, columns and game stories or simply provide results and
With new schools
getting online with NorthJerseySports.com everyday, in addition to coverage
of other local sports activity, North Jersey's sports are going to have blanket
coverage like never before.
and student journalists alike cover everything from bowling to basketball,
football to fencing and swimming to soccer, with no limitations.