Cleveland Jewish News gets new publisher

Congratulations to friend and fellow B’nai Jeshurun congregant (and person responsible for the person who got me into writing, as well as person married to person with whom I went through a leadership institute and with whom I serve on our shul’s education committee), Michael Bennett, the new publisher for the Cleveland Jewish News.

Bennett, who has been working with the CJN as a consultant since April 1, will begin his new job July 9. As publisher, Bennett will coordinate both the business and editorial/ creative aspects of the CJN, said board president Gary Shamis.

The new position, Shamis noted, will allow senior management the opportunity to concentrate on specific areas of growth such as custom publishing, geographic expansion, Web strategy, and a significant redesign of the CJN.

What’s really interesting to me about this move for the CJN is that it comes at a time when print operations like the Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal and Toledo Blade, just to name a few, are struggling as they try to move forward. I’ve been told that the CJN has seen its circulation increase and has developed and produced more ways to offer more content to more people.

Again, Mazel Tov to Michael, and to NEOhio for having this publication’s success in its midst.

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