NEW YORK (May. 24)
The 14th annual convention of the American Association of English-Jewish newspapers opened here today at the Park Sheraton Hotel to discuss the role of the English-Jewish press in the life of the American Jewish community as well as problems concerning the growth and development of English-Jewish publications in this country. The convention was opened by Jacques Back, publisher of the “Observer” of Nashville, Tenn., and president of the Association. Publishers of 28 English-Jewish weeklies are attending the four-day parley.
Following the morning session, delegates to the convention paid a visit to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency headquarters here where they received a concrete picture of how the JTA gathers and disseminates news all over the world. They studied the editorial system of the JTA as well as its mechanical apparatus for receiving and sending wireless transmissions from and to many countries, including Israel, England, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, South Africa.
Tomorrow’s session of the convention will feature a seminar at which representatives of practically all major national Jewish organizations will exchange opinions with the publishers on the role of the English-Jewish press. Philip Slomovitz, publisher of the “Jewish News” of Detroit, will preside.