Jo Stevens responds to Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News potential closure

Jo Stevens MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture, Sport and Media Secretary, responding to reports that the Jewish Chronicle and the Jewish News could close down, said:

“This is very sad news for the staff and Jewish community, particularly at the start of the festival of Passover.

“Collapsing print sales and advertising revenue are hitting regional, local and independent news outlets already under financial pressure, extremely hard.

“The Government’s Public Information Service could provide much needed help to the sector through advertising public health information on COVID-19, providing a vital income as well as transmitting information as widely as possible.”

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