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 will be as objective as we can make it. Editorials will be something else :-). We are volunteer-operated.

We are seeking staff members in most disciplines- send us a message if interested. WANTED: Reporters, events section coordinator, ad salesperson (commissioned). Contact [email protected]

[email protected] for news tips, article ideas, corrections

[email protected] to have your event announced (for commercial events, contact advertising)

We are able to keep publishing via ads and donations. Would you donate to help us?

[email protected] to place an ad or inquire about one

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

[email protected] for technical issues/questions

It’s Your Backyard Ventura County.

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We’re also on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/citizensjournalVC


Letters to the Editor and Reader Comments

You may post comments on our web page or 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, but you can also send 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 that 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://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.

Currently, we have about 15,000 readers, with a mean 3+ pages viewed per visit.

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 nearly 2200). There are over 10,000 Facebook “likes” and numerous visitors who come via search engines, 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 mailings, to stay clear of “can-spam” laws.

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

updated 7-17