About Us

Citizens Journal is a Ventura County news and commentary publication, established in 2013, dedicated to reporting news vital to the community, including local governments, school boards, business, civics, politics and other issues important to Ventura County. We also put state, national and international events into perspective in how they affect us here. News is as objective as we can make it. Editorials are something else :-). We are volunteer-operated. Citizens Journal is now a publication of Citizens Journal Enterprises LLC, formed in 2018, in Moorpark, CA, USA.

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We are seeking staff members in most disciplines- send us a message if interested. WANTEDReporters, events section coordinator, technical, marketing/SEO, ad/donation salesperson (commissioned). Contact [email protected]

[email protected] for news tips, article submissions, corrections, or to have your event announced (for commercial events, contact advertising)

We are only able to keep publishing via ads and donations. Please donate if you wish to support our mission of independent, objective journalism, features, varied commentary and public service announcements for Ventura County.

[email protected] to place an ad or inquire about one. Lowest cost/1000 in the VC region.

[email protected] for business, community relations, donations to keep CJ running and growing

[email protected] for technical issues/questions

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We’re also on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/citizensjournalVC  – Actually 9 platforms in all: web, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MeWe, Patreon, Minds and USALife.


Letters to the Editor and Reader Comments

You may post comments on our Facebook postings. We may delete very objectionable material. Comments left posted do not indicate our acceptance. You may also post reader comments and letters on our web site. Most comments received are directly posted on our articles by readers, subject to our approval/publishing, but you can also post general letters. We moderate all web site postings and usually delete personal contact info, unless you specifically tell us to keep these in the letters.

Post directly to articles, at the bottom, or for general letters, go to “LETTERS” menu on home page, click “Read More”, go to the bottom to “Leave a Reply”, post, fill in captcha and click “Post Comment”.

If you have a full length article you would like considered for publication, please send to [email protected]. Relevancy and readability are considered. Obviously defamatory, vulgar or inaccurate submissions will be declined. We reserve the right to accept or reject any submissions at our discretion. Material published will not be compensated for without prior written agreement of the Publisher or Editor. Submitters implicitly guarantee that they have the legal right to submit materials and they/we are not restricted by copyrights.


Advertising in Citizensjournal.us                        

Citizens Journal – Ventura County (https://www.citizensjournal.us, https://www.facebook.com/citizensjournalVC) is a regional online news publication. It focuses on news, commentary, events, lifestyle, civic affairs and other items of interest to readers, including out of area issues potentially affecting readers. We attempt to include some content not typically found in other regional publications. CJ was founded in 2013, is volunteer run and supported 100% by ads and donations.

In January, 2020, we had 152,000 sessions from 61,000 users. Some are “bounces,” so we use a more conservative number of 30,000 estimated readers. 85% of our readers now use mobile devices.

Ads are placed on the main page, unless otherwise negotiated. We also include ads in our currently twice weekly email bulletins to web subscribers (currently 2000+). There are over 11,400 Facebook “likes” and numerous visitors who come via search engines, referrals, remote links, “forwards,” “shares,” etc.

All standard ads include a link, if desired, to a page of your choice. More complex ads can accommodate multiple links. Animation is available, as are high visibility banners. We can also create a page for you, if needed.

We do not do custom exclusive ad e-mailings, to stay clear of “can-spam” laws.

Please inquire, send specs, orders, payment to: [email protected]

updated 2/20.