Mid-Atlantic Media Announces New Affiliation with Iconic Philadelphia Newspaper
Mid-Atlantic Media, publisher of Washington Jewish Week and Baltimore Jewish Times, announced today a new affiliation with the Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Jewish community news staple is the second-oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the U.S. with a presence in 21,000 households each week. Under the new partnership, Mid-Atlantic Media will take over the production and editorial responsibilities of the paper. All reporting will remain local, as it has throughout the paper’s storied history. Ownership of the paper remains with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia with Steven Rosenberg as the general manager and publisher’s representative.
Joshua Runyan, editorial director for Mid-Atlantic Media, has been named the new editor-in-chief. Runyan, who spent four years as a reporter and news editor at the Jewish Exponent, said “This is an incredible opportunity for the Jewish Exponent and for Mid-Atlantic Media. The Exponent will emerge a better publication with more writers covering the vibrant community that calls the Greater Philadelphia area home.
“At Mid-Atlantic Media, we believe in building and strengthening Jewish community and ensuring a home for our hometown Jewish publications is a key part of realizing that vision.”
“Over the last 20 years, I’ve held the Jewish Exponent in such high regard, that it’s going to be an absolute pleasure partnering to elevate its quality,” said Craig Burke, CEO of Mid-Atlantic Media.