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Updated Sold: The Jewish Chronicle seeks voluntary liquidation – coronavirus impact

UPDATE: New JC owner as JC Trust approves sale to consortium

The Jewish Chronicle Trust Ltd is charged with “maintaining and enhancing the standards and integrity of the ‘Jewish Chronicle’ newspaper”, and its editorial independence.

This week, the Trust has supported a liquidation process whereby the ownership of the JC would be transferred by the liquidators from the Kessler Foundation, a charity which has owned the paper for several decades, to a consortium led by Sir Robbie Gibb, former head of communications at 10 Downing Street….Read on here at the JC

UPDATE 17 April: Looks like the JC will merge operations with Jewish News.

Originally published 8 April: The statement: ‘With great sadness, the Board of the Jewish Chronicle has taken the decision to seek a creditors voluntary liquidation of Jewish Chronicle Newspapers Ltd.

Despite the heroic efforts of the editorial and production team at the newspaper, it has become clear that the Jewish Chronicle will not be able to survive the impact of the current coronavirus epidemic in its current form.

The liquidation is expected to be finalised in the coming 2 to 3 weeks and every effort will be made to ensure that the paper continues to be published over this period and the website continues to provide regular updates.

The Kessler Foundation, owners of the Jewish Chronicle, are actively working to secure a future for the Jewish Chronicle after the liquidation.

Further announcements regarding this will be made in the coming days.’

• Founded in 1841, the Jewish Chronicle – often known as the JC – is the world’s oldest and most influential Jewish newspaper. 

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