The Jordan Times
The front page of The Jordan Times on Sunday 31 October 2010
|Owner(s)||Jordan Press Foundation|
|Publisher||Jordan Press Foundation|
|Sister newspapers||Al Ra'i|
Established in 1975, The Jordan Times is owned by the Jordan Press Foundation, a shareholding company which also runs the Arabic-language daily Al Ra'i, the Kingdom's best-selling newspaper.
The Jordan Press Foundation has been majority government-owned since its inception, but it is unclear how much the government's stake has fallen since 2000, when a plan to sell some of the Foundation's shares was announced. The Jordan Times maintains editorial independence from its sister daily Al Ra'i.
Content and profile
The newspaper includes two main sections:
- News: Covers local, regional, and world news, and includes subsections on business and sports.
- Opinions: Features opinion commentary and analysis by Jordanian, Arab, and international writers.
The paper's website was the 31st most visited website in the Arab world in 2013.
Notable journalists who have worked at The Jordan Times include:
- Rami George Khouri, journalist and commentator on the Middle East. Former editor-in-chief.
- Jill Carroll, Christian Science Monitor reporter kidnapped in Iraq. Former reporter.
- Marwan Muasher, former minister of information. Former editor-in-chief.
- George Hawatmeh, founder of the Arab Media Institute. Former editor-in-chief.
- Ayman Safadi, Jordan's foreign minister. Former deputy prime minister and editor-in-chief.
- Adam Jones (1999). "The Jordanian Media System: Broad Outlines". Free Servers. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
- Najjar, Orayb Aref (1998). "The Ebb and Flow of the Liberalization of the Jordanian Press: 1985−1997". Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. 75 (127). Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- Randa Habib (Fall 2011). "In Jordan, Some Threats Against a Foreign Journalist are Realized". Nieman Reports. Retrieved 21 September 2013.