New Models for Funding Jewish Media

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT

Jewish media has been a critical pillar of our communal infrastructure for decades. It serves both as the public square of the community and also as an important vector for the transmission of content. As in the secular world, the standard for-profit model of Jewish journalism was sputtering due to market changes, new consumption habits, and the rise of countless alternative free news sources. Even before COVID, Jewish media outlets needed a new way forward; the crisis has only accelerated the challenges. This conversation highlights the importance of true journalism for Jewish life and brings in innovative and exciting new models from the secular world that can make nonprofit journalism both viable financially as well as independent and free from influence. Our conversation brings together experts from the secular world with leading lights of Jewish journalism and funders to explore alternatives for a vibrant Jewish fourth estate.


Rabbi Eliot Cosgrove
Park Avenue Synagogue

New Models
Peter Lattman
Managing Director—Media
Emerson Collective

Jennifer Preston
Knight Foundation

Dialogue with Journalists
Jodi Rudoren
The Forward

Yair Rosenberg
Senior Writer
Tablet Magazine

Andrew Silow-Carroll
The Jewish Week

Ami Eden
CEO / Executive Editor
70 Faces Media

David Ezer ·

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