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(US-AZ) Arizona Jewish Post to Cease Publication #general #announcements


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

Another Jewish publication has announced it is closing shop in print.  The Arizona Jewish Post will cease publication on March 1 after 75 years covering the Jewish population of Tucson and southern Arizona.

 

The Jewish Community Federation of Southern Arizona, which owns and operates the Post, announced the closure in an email to subscribers this week. The letter cited declines in ad revenue and readership, loss of philanthropic support and the COVID-19 pandemic as factors that contributed to the Post’s “unsustainable position.”

 

Other Jewish publications have also announced in recent times they are shutting down, which include:

the Jewish Advocate in Boston and Canadian Jewish News have also closed down (CJN recently relaunched as an online-only publication). The New York Jewish Week also closed its print edition in 2020, and was acquired by Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s parent company, 70 Faces Media, in January.

 

The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, which covers the substantially larger (and growing) Jewish population in Northern Arizona, remains active and is independently owned.

 

To read more see:

https://www.jta.org/2021/02/11/united-states/arizona-jewish-post-shuts-down-after-75-years?utm_source=JTA_Maropost&utm_campaign=JTA_DB&utm_medium=email&mpweb=1161-27380-79331

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee