Editors and publishers of leading English-Jewish week-lies throughout the United States will hold their annual convention next week in New York, it was announced here today by J.I. Fishbein, president of the American Association of English-Jewish newspapers. The convention will open at the Park Sheraton Hotel, May 14.
Mr. Fishbein, who is the editor and publisher of the Chicago Sentinel, said that the keynote of the meeting will be “how to make the Jewish press better serve the needs of the American Jewish community.” One of the highlights of the sessions will be a luncheon with the Presidents Club, representing the 17 national Jewish organizations. Philip Klutznick, president’s of B’nai B’rith, will present the point of view of the community, while Philip Slomovitz, editor and publisher of the Detroit Jewish News, and Jacques Back, publisher of the Nashville Jewish Observer, will speak on behalf of the press.
Other features of the convention, which represents the only body of publications serving the American Jewish community, will be a dinner honoring the editors of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency to be held Thursday evening. In addition, the Jewish news-papermen assembled will engage in a series of seminars dealing with the usual problems confronting the press as a whole circulation building, editorial improvements, the soli-citation of advertising, and other problems.
In addition to Mr. Fishbein, other officers of the Association are: vice presidents, Joseph Weisberg, Boston Jewish Advocate; Morris Janoff, Jersey City Jewish Standard; and Albert W. Golomb, Pittsburgh Jewish Outlook; James Wisch of the Texas Jewish Post, secretary; and Adolph Rosenberg, of the Southern Israelite in Atlanta, treasurer.
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