The Jewish Chronicle
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Front page, 17 January 1896
|Owner||Kessler Foundation (UK)|
|Headquarters||25 Furnival Street
|Circulation||24,950, 17,950 sold in UK|
Publication data and readership figures
The Jewish Chronicle appears every Friday (except on days which are Jewish festivals, when it appears earlier in the week) providing news, views, social, cultural and sports reports, as well as editorials and a spectrum of readers' opinions on the letter page. It is independent and owned by the Kessler Foundation (UK), a charitable trust in the United Kingdom which has overall control of the newspaper and its assets.
The average number of copies sold per week is estimated to be in the region of 32,000 (accurate as of June 2010). The newspaper's website includes paid-for searchable archives of all editions from the first issue to the present, making it valuable for Anglo-Jewish genealogists and historians. The website was launched in 2000 and has won three successive Weekly Newspaper on the Web awards. It was relaunched in 2008. On 17 January 2010, the site was briefly hacked by a group calling themselves "Palestinian Mujaheeds" who changed the front page to protest against Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.
The newspaper has conducted several high-profile interviews with leading figures. In 1981, the publication published an interview with then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher was questioned regarding the state of Israel and how Conservative policy affects the Jewish community. In September 1999, it was the first non-Israeli newspaper to conduct an interview with Ehud Barak during his term as Prime Minister of Israel. In December 2007, the newspaper published an interview with the Labour Party donor, David Abrahams.
- L. J. Greenberg (1907–1931)
- William Frankel (1958–1977)
- Geoffrey Paul (1977–1990)
- Ned Temko (1990–2007)
- David Rowan (2006–2008)
- Jeff Barak (managing editor) (2007–2008)
- Stephen Pollard (2008–present)
- 'Fantastic timing': a baptism of fire at the Jewish Chronicle The Independent. 11 January 2009
- The Jewish Chronicle and Anglo-Jewry, 1841–1991 Cambridge University Press
- 'Jewish Chronicle bucks sales trend.' Greensdale Blog, Guardian.co.uk, 23 August 2010.
- Jewish Chronicle relaunches website with open source software Journalism.co.uk. 10 July 2008
- Jewish Chronicle adds social networking in website revamp Brand Republic. 11 September 2008
- Jewish Chronicle website hacked by 'Palestinian Mujaheeds Graham Cluley's Blog, sophos.com, 17 January 2010
- Interview for Jewish Chronicle Margaret Thatcher Foundation. 19 June 1981
- Jewish Chronicle defends its coverage of David Abrahams The Guardian. 7 December 2007
- The Jewish Chronicle on how they got the Abrahams interview The Spectator. 7 December 2007
- Jewish Chronicle appoints new editor The Guardian. 21 February 2006
- Condé Nast to launch Wired in the UK The Guardian. 30 June 2008
- The Jewish Chronicle and Anglo Jewry, David Cesarani, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-43434-3