Canadian Jewish newspaper not dead yet

By JC reporter, June 21, 2013

The Canadian Jewish News won a reprieve from extinction on June 13 when its board of directors unanimously approved a new business plan to attract new advertisers and subscribers and revamp its structure.

The plan included new editorship and reducing costs by sacking a number of its 50 employees, including three long-time writers.


Disney man animated over fun way to teach Jewish education

By Jennifer Lipman, June 21, 2013

As an animator for Disney, he has worked on films like Pocahontas, Mulan, and Winnie the Pooh. Now Saul Blinkoff is hoping that his cartoons will bring colour and fun to Jewish education.

Mr Blinkoff is on the advisory board of Jewish Interactive, the organisation that develops technology that can be used to teach children about Judaism. It works with nearly 30 Jewish schools in the UK.


Board warns of ‘enemies’ spying on its meetings

By Marcus Dysch, June 14, 2013

Live online broadcasting of Board of Deputies meetings has provided greater scrutiny of the organisation’s work, but could allow “hostile activists” to spy on the community.

A decision on whether to continue the streaming of meetings is due to be taken by deputies this Sunday following a controversial trial of video technology over the past year.


Media’s trail of blood along the rotten path to stardom

By James Inverne, May 31, 2013

The actor had the spotlight. This was the moment, the moment he'd been rehearsing under his breath and in front of the mirror and at every chance he got. And he didn't want to screw it up. He faced his audience, and he began his oration.


Football star’s campaign for murdered journalist

By Jonathan Gilbert, May 23, 2013

A sporting legend is demanding the resignation of Brazil’s football chief for inciting the murder of a Jewish journalist.

Romario, who scored 1,000 goals in a celebrated international career, has accused Jose Maria Marin, the president of the CBF, Brazilian football’s governing body, over the death of former BBC reporter Vladimir Herzog in 1975.


Melanie Phillips sets up her own media empire

By Jennifer Lipman, May 17, 2013

Journalist and political commentator Melanie Phillips has launched her own media company publishing high-brow books as well as selling branded tote bags and mobile phone covers.

Ms Phillips, a high-profile columnist for the Daily Mail and the JC, and a prolific author, has set up EM (short for Electric Media) in an effort, she said, to stand up for the little guy.


Radio show goes back on air

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 13, 2013

Manchester’s only regular Jewish radio programme, which was axed by BBC Radio Manchester after 20 years, is to resume broadcasting on Salford City Radio.The show’s team of volunteers say they will continue to provide a mix of local Jewish news, interviews and coverage of Israel on the community station which reaches most Jewish homes in the north of the city.


Canadian Jewish News to fold

By Zoe Winograd, April 24, 2013

The Canadian Jewish News has announced it will cease publishing from June 20.

The independent newspaper has been in print for 42 years with a regular circulation of 40,000 copies a week.


Danny Cohen to be BBC's director of television

By Jennifer Lipman, April 23, 2013

BBC executive Danny Cohen is to be the corporation's next director of television.

Mr Cohen, who is currently the controller of BBC One, has been asked to take on the role by director-general Lord Hall as part of a shake-up in senior management roles. Last week former editor of The Times, James Harding, was named director of news.


Recession? What recession? Billionaires getting richer

By Jennifer Lipman, April 19, 2013

Britain’s Jewish billionaires, including Sir Philip Green and Sir Martin Sorrell, have seen their wealth rise this year despite continued economic gloom, according to the findings of the annual Sunday Times Rich List.