Sunday, August 28, 2011

Marin IJ moves to San Rafael

The IJ is abandoning this location.
The Marin Independent Journal moved its offices back to San Rafael on Saturday after 30 years in Novato.

The IJ, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in March, was headquartered in San Rafael for its first 120 years before moving to its southern Novato complex in January 1981.

A story in Saturday's IJ said the ewspaper executives said it will be business as usual at Marin's only daily newspaper.

"Our goal is to make this move as transparent as possible to 130,000 readers who depend on the Independent Journal's print newspaper and websites every day," said David Rounds, the IJ's publisher and president. “We fully intend to not miss a beat as we start business at our new home. In fact, Sunday's newspaper will be produced from our new location.

"Moving will be bittersweet for many of our long-term employees, but we are all looking forward to getting settled in and to work," he said.

The IJ's new address is 4000 Civic Center Drive, Suite 301, San Rafael 94903. The IJ's news, advertising and circulation operations all moved to the building across Highway 101 from the Northgate mall.

The IJ's 60,000-square-foot complex at 150 Alameda del Prado will be put up for sale.


Anonymous said...

Under what kind of creative math does the I-J have 130,000 readers? I thought their circulation was in the high 20,000 range.

Anonymous said...

He's not counting paid subscribers. He's counting readers -- the multiple people who read each print copy -- and readers of the MIJ website.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like B.S. to me. I'd like to see the numbers.