Friday, November 27, 2015

Jewish publishers seek new models in struggling industry


Jewish newspapers across American are struggling to find a business model that works for today, and more and more within the American Jewish Press Association are seeing mergers and nonprofit status as their future. “Our older readers are dying off and our younger readers aren’t replacing them,” said Marshall Weiss, AJPA’s immediate past president. “We’re also not making money from the ads on our websites.” With these readership changes also comes the challenge of keeping their "editorial independence" as they must rely instead on increased funding from their local Jewish federations linked to Israel. [More @RNS]