A battle to acquire failing UK Jewish newspapers

Rival bids submitted for UK’s two bankrupt Jewish newspapers
by Staff
April 17, 2020

Rival bids have been submitted for Britain’s two major Jewish publications — the Jewish Chronicle and the Jewish News — which announced last week that they were going into liquidation as the coronavirus hit them financially. The Kessler Foundation, a charitable trust that has owned the Jewish Chronicle since 1984, submitted an offer to liquidators earlier this week to acquire the assets of both publications and run them as a single publication…However, on Thursday, a rival bid was filed for the papers by a consortium of political strategists, bankers and broadcasters who vowed to invest millions of pounds over the next five years, the Financial Times reported. READ MORE

TABLET MAG Canada’s Lost Jewish Voice The coronavirus has claimed another victim: Canadian Jewry’s sole national publication, The Canadian Jewish News. On April 3, CJN President Elizabeth Wolfe released a statement informing the community of the paper’s closure.

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