The Paterson Times is an online newspaper covering politics, public safety, business, culture, and education news in Paterson, New Jersey.
Since its inception in 2012, the paper has been providing authoritative and unbiased coverage of the Silk City, a municipality of almost 150,000 residents.
Every month the Paterson Times serves more than 120,000 readers in Paterson and the Passaic County area. The paper’s online platform receives more than 430,000 pageviews a month making it one of the largest newspapers in New Jersey.
The Paterson Times is a member of the New Jersey News Commons, a Montclair State University initiative to connect Garden State news organizations and strengthen journalism. In 2013, the paper worked closely with the news commons’ Immigration Project to showcase the plight of illegal immigrants in local communities and in the nation.
In 2015, the paper’s robust local coverage earned it a “best local news” award from the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, during its annual Excellence in Journalism Awards. In 2017, the Paterson Times was again recognized with a public service journalism award from the prestigious Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).
In 2020, the Paterson Times won a Tim O’Brien Award for “best use” of public records in a story.
The Paterson Times provides accurate and clear coverage of the city to build a well-informed citizenry.