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Arnow Realigns JTA Operations; Bienstock, Siegel Named Vice-presidents

Robert H. Arnow, president of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, announced today what he called a “strengthening of the professional structure” of the JTA. In line with new developments within the JTA during his two and one-half year tenure as president, he said that Victor M. Bienstock 36-year veteran editor of the JTA, and overseas correspondent, who has functioned as General Manager, would become Vice-President in charge of editorial services. Jack Siegel, who has been Director of Development, has been appointed Vice-President responsible for administrative and financial operations. John Kayston will continue in the position of Business Manager to which he was recently appointed.

Mr. Arnow pointed out that the reorganization of responsibilities will allow Mr. Bienstock to concentrate on the editorial field in which his experience counts most. Mr. Siegel, who recently has been unofficially handling administrative and financial matters, will be responsible for these areas in the regional and international offices. Mr. Arnow said that “it is necessary to take advantage of the abilities of each in order to advance JTA to a point where it can fully and effectively serve as the best news agency of its kind.” Mr. Arnow said “it is important that JTA, a communal news agency, objective and independent in its approach but which serves the Jewish people, should have the best professional image.”

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