Jodi Rudoren, 52, has been editor-in-chief of the iconic Jewish news publication The Forward since September 2019. She is a veteran reporter, editor, and digital innovator who spent more than two decades at The New York Times, including nearly four years as its Jerusalem bureau chief. Under her leadership, journalists at The Forward have won record numbers of Rockower Awards from the American Jewish Press Association, as well as prizes from New York’s Deadline Club, L.A.’s Press Club, the Religion News Association, and the Society for Features Journalism.
Quote: “I am thrilled to be joining The Forward, a storied institution ready to reinvent for this digital moment,” said Rudoren (in 2019). “This is a critical moment for local and identity-based journalism, and a crucial moment in the American Jewish story,” she added. “We need independent reporting, provocative writing and dynamic storytelling that connects people to their Judaism, and we need a platform for civil discourse about all that divides us. I hope The Forward can help forge new models for sustainable, nonprofit newsrooms that put readers at the center of all they do.”
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