Murphy approvals aided by decline of print media

The verdict is in: New Jerseyans don’t seem to give a crap about what Tom Moran thinks. One explanation for Gov. Phil Murphy’s high 54%-32% approval rating could be the rapidly diminishing clout of the old-fashioned print media in New Jersey. Newspapers have declining circulation and revenues.   They are working with fewer reporters than ever to cover the state.  There used to be a time – not that long ago

Doblin joins Sweeney staff

Alfred P. Doblin, the former editorial page editor of The Record, is joining the staff of Senate President Steve Sweeney.  He will replace Trish Graber, who departed the Senate Majority Staff this week for a new post at the Department of Banking and Insurance. In a Tweet announcing his new position, Doblin said he was “excited about joining” Sweeney’s team. “It's an unexpected opportunity. I thank the leaders, past and

Doblin in line for job with Senate Democrats

Alfred P. Doblin, the editorial page editor for The Record and northjersey.com, has emerged as a top candidate for a senior position on the staff of Senate President Steve Sweeney, according to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Doblin said he had "no comment" on the Sweeney speculation. "I don't see this as a news story," said Doblin.  "It's none of your business.  I'm not a public official.  I am

Landante opens digital advocacy agency

A veteran of New Jersey politics has started a new firm specializing in digital advocacy for New Jersey lobbying and issue campaigns. Ernest Landante, Jr., a veteran of New Jersey politics, will be president of State House Digital and Advocacy.  The firm will make digital technology easily accessible to business interests, associations, nonprofit groups, and others seeking to get their message to lawmakers and the public. “Data allows us to