The Detroit Jewish News

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The Detroit Jewish News
Type weekly community newspaper
City Metro Detroit, Michigan
Circulation 17,000[1]

The Detroit Jewish News is a weekly community newspaper serving the Jewish community of Metro Detroit in Michigan. Jewish Renaissance Media publishes the newspaper. The publication's headquarters are in Southfield.[2]

It bills itself as "the largest, most comprehensive Jewish newspaper in North America." [3] The newspaper was founded in 1942. In the 1980s it was purchased by Charles "Chuck" Buerger, the owner of the Baltimore Jewish Times. Buerger expanded the scope and the size of the paper, and it regularly exceeded 200 pages. [4] Buerger died in 1996, and the paper was taken over by his son Andrew. In 2000 Andrew Buerger sold it, along with The Atlanta Jewish Times, to Jewish Renaissance Media, [5] which also operates the website In 2005 the newspaper claimed an "adult readership of more than 40,000 every week". [6] In 2005 the newspaper won a number of Michigan Press Association awards, including first place for Design, Editorial Writing, Local Columnist, and Special Section, and first and second place for Feature Story. [7] As of 2011, Arthur M. Horwitz was the publisher and executive editor, and Jackie Headapohl was the managing editor of The Detroit Jewish News and Red Thread (magazine insert).

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  1. ^ "Detroit Jewish News". Mondo Times. Retrieved 2016-12-25. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us." (Archive) The Detroit Jewish News. Retrieved on December 2, 2013. "Detroit Jewish News 29200 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 110, Southfield, MI 48034"
  3. ^ About Us, Detroit JNonline (The Detroit Jewish News website), 12/5/2005. Retrieved July 12, 2006.
  4. ^ David, Michael. Publisher of 6 Jewish weeklies, Charles Buerger, dies at 58, j., November 15, 1996.
  5. ^ Jewish Times owner sells two newspapers, Baltimore Business Journal, February 11, 2000.
  6. ^ Display & Classified Advertising, Detroit JNonline (The Detroit Jewish News website), 10/18/2005. Retrieved July 12, 2006.
  7. ^ 2005 "Newspaper of the Year" awards (PDF), Michigan Press Association, October 2, 2005.

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