Wisconsin Jewish paper makes cutbacks


NEW YORK (JTA) — The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle will switch from a weekly to a monthly publication.

Some two-thirds of the newspapers staff of six has been laid off and a full-time job reduced to part-time job, according to the Chronicle, which made the announcement Tuesday on its Web site.

The decision, made by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation that publishes the newspaper, comes following a federation decision to discontinue the Jewish Chaplaincy Program and the Wisconsin Jewish Conference.

The 88-year-old newspaper is mailed to about 8,000 homes. The federation subsidizes the Chronicle at about $25,000 a year, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

"This is not about federation cuts but what’s going on in the newspaper industry today," federation spokeswoman Laura Barnard told the Journal-Sentinel.

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