(JNS.org) The Phoenix area’s Jewish community newspaper has joined a consortium that publishes and manages four other Jewish newspapers.
Mid-Atlantic Media announced Friday that it has reached an agreement with the Jewish News, whose coverage area includes Phoenix and northern Arizona, to manage the newspaper’s day-to-day operations. Based in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Mid-Atlantic Media publishes the Washington Jewish Week and Baltimore Jewish Times, in addition to managing operations for The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh and the Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia.
“I’ve always considered the [Phoenix Jewish News] to be one of the top Jewish publications in the country,” Craig Burke, CEO of Mid-Atlantic Media, said in a statement. “All of us at Mid-Atlantic Media are excited to play a role in continuing that tradition with a primary focus to use the Jewish News as a vehicle to build and strengthen the greater Phoenix Jewish community.”
The newspaper will remain under the ownership of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix, while Mid-Atlantic Media said it will be responsible for “subscription management, advertising sales, design/production, promotion, digital and editorial management.” The consortium added that “Phoenix-based reporters and freelancers will still provide local news content; advertising services remain locally managed in Phoenix as well.”