Jewish Journalists Form World Network

A new organization aimed at providing closer links among Jewish journalists all over the world was established here over the weekend.

The founding of the International Jewish Media Association was announced at the end of the second International Conference on Jewish Media held at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem from November 9-14.

Founding chairman of the new body is Robert Cohn of St. Louis, president of the American Jewish Press Association.

The organization will organize conferences and promote professional contacts and the exchange of articles and commentary columns among Jewish journalists. It will also work closely with the information department of the World Zionist Organization and with the World Union of Jewish Journalists and World Union of Jewish Students.

The WZO information department announced at the same time the establishment of a satellite news network to enable the WZO to update Jewish newspapers on events of Jewish and Zionist interest.

The WZO department was a co-sponsor of last week’s Jewish media conference along with the Israel Government Press Office and the World Federation of Jewish Journalists.

Attending the four-day conference were some 100 Israeli journalist and 150 of their colleagues from 30 diaspora countries. Its focus was “The Jewish Media in the Electronic Age.”

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