(July 8, 2020 / JNS) The New York Jewish Week is putting its print edition on hiatus, announced the 145-year-old publication on Tuesday.
The last print edition is scheduled for July 31.
Print news has struggled for years as technology takes over, and the Jewish news industry in particular has seen lower revenues and decreased pages.
An announcement on its site noted that the coronavirus pandemic has damaged its revenue, and as such, the publication will transform into a digital news outlet starting in August.
“We believe that the time is ripe to create a business and Jewish journalism model for the future—one that breaks away from the increasingly difficult financial realities of the printed page and embraces the space where more and more people are accessing their Jewish news,” the notice read.
The publication also previewed that it is “pursuing a number of exciting collaborations, soon to be announced, that will position us for a healthy, prosperous future, and that will set a standard for other Jewish media outlets and agencies.”
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