Home-made Crown Journal

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Home-made Crown Journal
Micronational news shouldn’t be boring.
Above: HCJ "flagboard," used as a logo
Below: Part of the HCJ website, 15 Nov 2020
TypeOnline newspaper
FormatWordPress blog
Founder(s)Ives Blackwood
PublisherAbeldane News Incorporated
Editor-in-chiefIves Blackwood
Staff writersDhrubajyoti Roy
Founded15 July 2020
Political alignmentNone
LanguageBritish English
HeadquartersGrand Duchy of Rai
Circulation20–40 visitors per day (as of November 2020)
Free online archivesYes

The Home-made Crown Journal is a news website focusing on the MicroWiki community.


The HCJ was founded on 15 July 2020 by Lyra of Little Skovaji. Initially, it was based in the Abeldane Empire, covering MicroWiki primarily and the empire secondarily, reflecting Abelden's traditional heritage as a community micronation. Lyra incorporated a company in the Grand Duchy of Rai, Abeldane News Incorporated, and posted the first article, about Daniel Hamilton bringing the Unified Royal States of Australis into the Cupertino Alliance.

On 15 November, Lyra suggested to Hamilton that the HCJ should merge with his news blog, MicroWeekly, which had five staff writers. After three days of negotiation, a merger was agreed and MW became part of the HCJ. Hamilton remained editor of MW; Blackwood remained editor of the rest of the HCJ and owner of Abeldane News Incorporated. All staff from both publications now work on both general HCJ and MW content.