Virtual Conversation: (Jewish) Journalism in (the Coronavirus) Crisis

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

Never has independent, empathetic reporting on our communities been more important. Readers are responding to our work in record numbers. And yet: Jewish and other news organizations are cutting salaries, cutting staff — even closing, as the pandemic intensifies the challenges the industry was already grappling with. As we think about “saving” nonprofits like JCCs, camps and cultural institutions, what is the role of philanthropy in supporting media?

Join Jodi Rudoren, editor-in-chief of The Forward, and Andrés Spokoiny, president of the Jewish Funders Network, for a conversation about the future of community news with Ben Smith, media columnist for The New York Times (and former Forward intern!); Sue Fishkoff, longtime editor of San Francisco’s J Weekly; and Prof. Jonathan Sarna of Brandeis University.

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