Jewish Editors on Tv Program

Four Jewish editors are scheduled to discuss the role of the American-Jewish and Yiddish press in reporting events and developments of vital concern to both American Jewry and Israel on the WOR-TV (Channel 9) “Point of View” program Dec. 15 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. The program is produced in cooperation with the Radio and Television. Commission of the New York Board of Rabbis.

The participants in the discussion will be Murray Zuckoff, editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, who will act as moderator; Simon Weber, editor-in-chief of the Yiddish daily, The Forward; Harry Weingast, editor of the Jewish News of metropolitan New Jersey; and Frank F. Wundohl, editor of the Jewish Exponent published in Philadelphia.

Among the topics to be discussed will be: What are the major issues which concern Jewish newspapers? How does the Jewish news media differ with the daily press in reporting events and activities? Do Jewish newspapers follow a pre-arranged “line” or policy? Is there any subject or area in Israeli life or in the life of American Jewish communities that is considered taboo? Is the Jewish and Yiddish press objective in its reporting?

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