7 reasons you need a digital subscription to NorthJersey.com

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Let us make it easy for you to be the first to learn about breaking news and stay up-to-date on what's going on in your town, get the latest analysis for your favorite pro, college and HS sports teams and be in the know about the newest local restaurants and things to do.

With a subscription to NorthJersey.com, you'll get everything we have to offer while supporting local journalism.

Our staff works tirelessly and diligently to report the news that makes a difference to you. This work takes time and money so we've put a premium on our best work. Free simply isn't sustainable anymore.

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Here's a quick look at some of the top reasons you should subscribe to NorthJersey.com.

1. Exclusive access to enterprise reporting and great storytelling

Some of our best stories are offered only to our subscribers. This is exclusive work our staff has invested significant time into and we believe is worth charging a premium for.

Here's a few recent examples of our most-read subscriber stories:

When you subscribe today, you get immediate access to all these subscriber exclusives and all the exciting projects to come.

2. News alerts: Learn about breaking news as it happens

Stay in the know with our newsletters, including our breaking news email alerts. Through the North Jersey app, you can personalize notifications so you can know the news right when it happens. You can select alerts for breaking news, news, sports, entertainment, weather, traffic and business. Quiet times for your alerts can be set within the app.

3. Read our stories the way you want to

Our North Jersey app delivers news in real-time and our Varsity Aces app provides our in-depth North Jersey high school sports coverage all in one place. Both apps can be personalized to your liking.

Here are just a few examples of how to customize your experience:

  • Give your eyes a rest with Night Mode. You can also adjust the size of the text to fit your needs.

  • If you're busy, the app's "Popular" tab is made for you. You'll find 20 of the most-read stories from NorthJersey.com over the last 24 hours.

  • Bookmark the stories you personally enjoy or are too busy to read now. Hit the bookmark button, and then find them under "Saved."

  • Add topics you're interested in to get quick access to the types of stories you care about.

4. Newsletters tailored to your interests

You can receive the top 5 stories to your inbox each day in the form of the Daily Briefing newsletter, complete with photos and article summaries.

You can also get notified about breaking news and stories of the moment with News Alerts.

Interested in the latest North Jersey restaurant news or H.S. sports analysis from our Varsity Aces team? We've got newsletters for that too.

We also offer subscribers an exclusive newsletter written each week by editor Dan Sforza. The Your Week newsletter gives subscribers a behind-the-scenes look at the top stories and how your subscription helps fund our journalism.

5. Prefer to get your news on social media? Find us there too

On whatever platforms you like to get your news, we're there.

Following us on social media is a great way to stay up to date with what we're doing. You can connect with NorthJersey.com through Facebook and Twitter. Find our best photojournalism and more breaking news headlines on Instagram. Connect there with other readers and share your thoughts on the latest goings-on.

Join the conversation on NorthJersey.com, too, by selecting the “view comments” button beneath the headline on a story.

6. Experience The Record e-edition

Even if you're only a digital subscriber, you can still get the experience of reading a newspaper.

In our e-edition, you'll find national and global news, front pages commemorating significant happenings and an organized way of quickly catching up on everything you need to know — all from your phone, tablet or computer. Don't forget about extras like the puzzles, comics, special online sections and more.

You can also always find the e-edition in the top menu bar on the site, or you can bookmark that link for everyday use. A subscription is required to access.

7. Support local journalism

The journalism we produce is for New Jerseyans, by New Jerseyans. The Record recently celebrated 125 years as "Friend of the People it Serves," and our work reflects our investment in our community.

We believe local journalism helps hold authority to account, engages people in their communities and connects them to one another, even from a distance. We hope you do, too.

The best way to support our mission and ensure we can serve the North Jersey area for years to come is to subscribe.

How do I sign up?

Right now, we have a special offer for a digital subscription. Visit our subscription page to take advantage of this limited-time offer.

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