NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) and MyJewishLearning (MJL) are pleased to announce they have officially merged, creating the largest and most diverse Jewish not-for-profit media company in North America, 70 Faces Media.
Expanding and Improving Content and Services
The merger enables the two organizations to grow readership through the formation of unified and expanded audience development, business development and fundraising teams. The combined entity will expand content and services in addition to adopting new distribution strategies for engaging new readers.
Strong Support of Influential Jewish Leaders
The new organization is supported by MJL's and JTA's historic, respective lead funders: The Samuel Bronfman Foundation and the National Federation/Agency Alliance. The new organization's list of lead funders also includes the UJA-Federation of New York, Jane and Stuart Weitzman, The Wilf family, Linda and Brian Sterling, Robert H. Arnow, and The Crown Family.
70 Faces Media announced its formal merger with a launch event at the Knoll Showroom featuring actress Mayim Bialik.
"I found my voice at Kveller," said Mayim Bialik "I found the lens with which I see the world. For me that is a Jewish person, a female, a mom, and a person whose opinions matter because they are mine." Bialik called the merger exciting because "we can help more people find meaningful ways to focus their Jewish lens."
About Jewish Telegraph Agency
JTA is an international news agency that reaches millions through its website, newsletters and syndication service. Founded in 1917, JTA has been covering developments impacting Jews and Jewish communities in North America, Israel and countries around the world for nearly a century. The JTA website now features an archive of more than 250,000 JTA articles dating back to 1923.
Founded in 2002 by the late philanthropist and businessman Edgar M. Bronfman, MyJewishLearning, Inc. has leveraged the Internet and other forms of new media to spread knowledge of Jewish religion, history, values, traditions and culture in a manner that is meaningful and accessible to people of all backgrounds, empowering them to navigate Jewish life with confidence and creativity. The organization currently publishes two major websites: MyJewishLearning.com, the most robust and highly trafficked transdenominational Jewish educational website; Kveller.com, a Jewish parenting website and vibrant online community including popular blogger and actress Mayim Bialik.
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