Front Runner New Jersey is dedicated to highlighting African-American leadership and culture in South Jersey. With more than 100 posts this past year, thank you for your support in our mission to spotlight role models and those who are shaping the black experience here. Feel free to show your support to what we are doing. Your donation will go to help us hiring freelancers and expand our ability to bring you the stories we have been able to provide.
Thank You To Our Supporters
Dr. Oscar Holmes IV
Front Runner New Jersey highlights African-American leadership and achievement in South Jersey. In today’s political and cultural climate, sharing positive stories on black leaders from all walks of life, events and issues are needed more than ever. FRNJ fills that gap, highlighting people, events, subjects and commentaries that brings the black experience in South Jersey to life in a way that is not being done now.
What Makes Front Runner New Jersey Different
FRNJ takes a “hyperlocal” approach to its features, commentaries and other posts, presenting articles in a way that are also appealing to audiences across southern New Jersey. Inspired by years in the journalism field, FRNJ makes for a unique, informative blog that exposes its readers to a wide range of positive African-American influencers, events and issues in the region.
Why Front Runner New Jersey is Needed Right Now
Simply put, local news outlets, especially minority-focused outlets, are dying off or being gobbled up by bigger companies that care less about such news. Ebony? Jet? Bloomberg reported this past September how these shrinking newsrooms will leave you without the important stories FRNJ provides now.
“New Jersey, for example, lives in the shadow of both New York and Philadelphia. Sandwiched between large media markets, the state has struggled to lure journalists to cover local news for smaller outlets,” The Bloomberg article stated.
In the Future
If you like what you have seen so far, we are just scratching the surface of Front Runner New Jersey. We will soon launch a podcast, a streaming video show and a newsletter under the FRNJ banner. In the long term, AC JosepH Media, FRNJ’s parent group, has future plans to grow the Front Runner brand to new areas, states and regions. Recognizing the need to shine a positive spotlight on other diverse groups and highlight inclusion, Front Runner plans to create platforms that will engage Latinos, women and more.
AC JosepH Media was founded by award-winning veteran journalist Clyde Hughes. The company taps into new and underserved markets that deserve high-quality media services. These include, but not limited to, news releases, web content, professionally-written articles, biographies, grant writing, documentaries, annual reports, books, ghostwriting, and more.
How You Can Help
Through your support and sponsorship, FRNJ will grow and meet along with parent AC JosepH Media. Sponsorship funds will be used to bring on board freelancers, guest blog writers, social media contractors that will help spread the word and influence of FRNJ and its stories. Front Runner New Jersey’s Kickstarter campaign will enable you to help us grow this needed positive outlet throughout the region.
Front Runner New Jersey encourages your support with the following levels of participation:
Friend: $25 Acknowledgement on sponsors page for a year
Difference-Maker: $50 Acknowledgement on sponsor page with link to business/personal page for a year
Influencer: $100 Acknowledgement on sponsor page and with link embedded in 5 selected stories per month for six months and highlighted in our monthly email marketing blast for six months
Content Sponsor: $100 Write your own column, infomercial, etc. about your business, advice, how-to, etc. Amount is per column. (Must meet certain editorial guidelines) You can tailor this to run content monthly, every other month, quarterly, etc.)
Bronze: $200 Acknowledgement on sponsor page and 10 selected stories for one month, in our email blast for six months
Silver: $300 Column recognition highlight in email blasts for six months, plus Bronze benefits.
Gold: $400 Front Page recognition highlighted in email last for six months, plus bronze benefits.
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