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Publisher ceasing Babaganewz print edition

NEW YORK  (JTA) — The magazine Babaganewz will cease its print edition.

Amir Cohen, the CEO of the nonprofit group JFL Media that publishes Babaganewz, told JTA that the magazine for schoolchildren will go to an online-only format.

One of JFL’s flagship publications, the magazine was published eight times a year and received several awards from the American Jewish Press Association. 

As part of the move, JFL cut nine members of Babaganewz’s 21-member staff, Cohen said. He said the move was not strictly financial, but the economic situation was a factor.

JFL, which also publishes the Jewish teen mag JVibe and the intellectual journal Sh’ma, has slashed its budget in half over the past year, Cohen said. The other publications would continue as they are, he said.

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