"The history of Jewish journalism in the United States presents something of a challenge. Traditionally, historians like to recount the story of progress: development onward and upward from primitive origins to flourishing contemporary success. The history of Jewish journalism in the US, by contrast, represents, at least until recently, a story of marked decay."
-Dr. Jonathan Sarna, Brandeis University
"Jewish newspapers would be more compelling if Jewish readers wanted a more compelling paper. I can't tell you how many times over the years that I've heard readers say, 'I read your paper on Shabbat. I don't want to be disturbed. I just want to read nice Jewish news. I don't want things to make me angry.' That makes our role that much more difficult."
-Marc S. Klein, editor of j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California
An author of four books, Luke Ford has appeared on 60 Minutes and Entertainment Tonight. Single, he lives in Los Angeles and operates www.lukeford.net.