THE JEWISH PRESS
A WATCHFUL EYE
The Jewish press is one of the key components in the Jewish organizational and institutional network. It is the most important medium through which Jewish leaders voice their concerns, Jewish institutions publicize the results of their studies and their agendas, and the Jewish public is made aware of events occurring in the United States and around the world that affect American Jews. The Jewish press both reflects and molds the opinions of its readers.
The Jewish press, in effect, is a middleman of the Jewish community, bridging institutions and the Jewish public. Furthermore, many different sources provide the Jewish press with information: Jewish organizations and institutions of all kinds, Jewish communal leaders and scholars, the general press, and others. In addition, sources under the aegis of the Jewish press, such as the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, play dual roles, both providing and receiving information. This news network helps shape American Jews' perceptions.
As with the general press, the Jewish press consists of various papers staffed by numerous reporters, editors, and contributors. The Jewish press distributes information of social interest, provides information about national issues of importance to American Jews, reports on develop