Jewish Telegraphic Agency
|Type||Not-for-profit news agency|
|Founded||February 6, 1917|
|Headquarters||New York City, USA|
|Key people||Ami Eden, Editor-in-Chief|
The JTA was founded on February 6, 1917, by Jacob Landau as the Jewish Correspondence Bureau in The Hague with the mandate of collecting and disseminating news among and affecting the Jewish communities of the diaspora. In 1919, it moved to London, under its current name.
The JTA is now headquartered in New York City, to which it moved in 1922, and has correspondents in Washington, DC, Jerusalem, Moscow and 30 other cities in North and South America, Israel, Europe, Africa and Australia.
The JTA is a not-for-profit corporation governed by an independent Board of Directors. It claims no allegiance to any specific branch of Judaism or political viewpoint.
“We respect the many Jewish and Israel advocacy organizations out there, but JTA has a different mission — to provide readers and clients with balanced and dependable reporting,” wrote JTA editor-in-chief and CEO and publisher Ami Eden. He gave the example of the JTA's coverage of the Mavi Marmara activist ship.
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