Like quite a few news publications, The Jewish Week was pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic. Now it has a new operator.
The brand name of the 46-calendar year-outdated outlet, which serves New York’s substantial Jewish populace, now belongs to 70 Faces Media, a nonprofit publisher of a number of Jewish-interest web-sites and a wire services, the Jewish Telegraphic Company. The Jewish Week and 70 Faces Media declared the arrangement on Monday.
In July, The Jewish 7 days laid off personnel and suspended its print edition in the wake of hefty promoting losses prompted, in portion, by the pandemic. Its obtain by one more news outlet is yet another occasion of consolidation in the area news field.
The Jewish Week a short while ago raised revenue from donors to deal with pay back owed to freelancers, mentioned Kai Falkenberg, president of The Jewish Week’s board.
There are no designs to revive the print version of Jewish 7 days, which had a circulation of 40,000 in 2019, stated Ami Eden, the 70 Faces chief govt and government editor. The Jewish Week’s editor in chief, Andrew Silow-Carroll, a former major editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, will keep on to operate The Jewish 7 days.
“Jewish media is enduring the exact same complete crisis that other regional information has, and it’s been exacerbated during the pandemic,” claimed Philissa Cramer, editor in main of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “To visualize area Jewish communities with out sturdy coverage is a shame, and I’d like to be section of a alternative that can picture a sustainable pathway.”
Other 70 Faces Media sites include things like Kveller, for mother and father Alma, for younger individuals and The Nosher, which handles foodstuff.