Jewish Press, Writers Protest Against New York Post Methods

Sharp protests were voiced by the Jewish daily newspapers here and by the organization of Jewish journalists against the New York Post for permitting its advertising department “to undermine the good name of the Yiddish press” in this country. The protests were directed primarily against a circular sent out by the Post’s advertising department to prospective advertisers, seeking to gain advertising at the expense of the Jewish press.

The Jewish Writers Union, in its resolution of protest which was sent to Mrs Dorothy Schiff publisher of the New York Post, termed the circular as “unethical” and as a “misrepresentation.” The resolution said that “the Post is hiding the truth” by failing to mention that only a certain percent of its circulation reaches Jewish readers, while the Jewish press is read entirely by Jews. A copy of the protest resolution was also sent by the Jewish Writers Union to all leading Jewish organizations, drawing their attention to the action of the Post.

Alexander Kahn; general manager of the Jewish Daily Forward, in a letter of protest to the administration of the New York Post, said that the Post circular was “misleading” and that the methods used by its advertising department were on “a much lower plane than the methods used in ordinary business practices.” The Jewish Day-Morning Journal, in an editorial sharply attacking the methods of the Post, pointed out that the Yiddish press helps to build up Jewishness in this country, and claimed that the Post is undermining it.

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