Pittsburgh, Pa. (Dec. 19)
A new venture in the field of Anglo-Jewish journalism, The American Jewish Outlook, made its initial appearance here this week.
The publication, a combination newspaper-magazine, is devoted to news of Jewry both here and abroad and will be issued weekly. The first issue, consisting of twenty-four pages, reported world events through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Service. The publication will receive the Agency’s news and feature service weekly.
In a statement of policy, the editorial advisory board, consisting of Dr. Asher Isaacs, Anne X. Alpern, Joseph M. Meyers and Dr. Max Schoen, state that the owners, Albert W. Golomb and Edward Himelblau, are allowing a complete freedom of viewpoint.
The statement says that:
We aim to give an authoritative and interesting account of what is happening of Jewish interestâ€”local, national, and international.
We recognize that honest differences of opinion exist on major problems and we respect a healthy difference when it is seeking the truth. To this end we will lend our columns so that agreements can be reached by means of open and free discussion.
We feel that prejudice is frequently the result of ignorance and that information can do much to eliminate it.
There is much that is fine and hopeful in Jewish life that deserves as much attention as the series of sad occurrences which usually fill the news.
We invite the readers to share our obligation with us by giving us the benefit of their views thereby making this paper an organ of better understanding.
PROUD OF J.T.A. SERVICE
In an editor’s note The American Jewish Outlook says “it is happy and proud to be able to offer to its readers the exclusive services of the justly famous and highly efficient Jewish Telegraphic Agency Service, which ranks with other great news services of the world.”
The Outlook Publishing Co., 608 Union Bank Building, this city, is the publisher.