Kaylene Ladinsky, editor and managing publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, gives us some history of a newspaper in its 98th year of publication. She shares insights on the growth and diversity of the paper. The AJT focuses on bringing the community together and accomplishes that goal. Host Jeff Silberblatt and Kaylene talk about the exciting episodes of the podcast you will hear in the future and community gatherings hosted by the AJT to come. Don’t miss this enlightening episode of Jewish Time.
IN THIS EPISODE:
[01:52] Kaylene gives a history of how she came to the AJT
[04:12] The diversity of the paper covers various segments of the community, and there is something for every reader
[07:19] Kaylene describes a typical week and reflects on the talent who write the articles
[10:13] Politics can be a hot button for the reader, and she describes the approach the writers take when writing an article
[12:20] Readers have much to look forward to in 2023 as AJT hosts a variety of community events
[14:48] Jeff and Kaylene tempt the listener by describing a segment of upcoming podcasts where listeners participate with their questions
The Atlanta Jewish Times is a newspaper that covers the topics you would find in any newspaper, emphasizing bringing the Jewish community together.
The quality of the writers is second to none at the AJT. For example, the Hawks and Falcons have each hosted David Ostrowski in recognition of his coverage of their teams.
The paper returns to the JBC breakfasts, where there are great speakers and time to visit with friends and make new ones.
Jeff Silberblatt, the host of “Jewish Time,” brings a memorable radio voice, accustomed to serving as a voice-over actor in radio commercials. He has a 22-year history managing broadcast programming for radio stations and groups nationwide and has worked with CBS Radio, Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia), Viacom and Cumulus Media.
He managed radio stations in Michigan, Washington, D.C., and Honolulu before coming to Atlanta to manage Peach 94.9.
As a broadcast manager, he rubbed shoulders with celebrities, including Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, and while in Hawaii, he was part of a production team that produced sold-out concerts at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu starring Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, The Rolling Stones and Ricky Martin.
He is an experienced integrated marketer with strong and respected management experience and success.
Atlanta Jewish Times’ Kaylene Ladinsky has been with the AJT since January 2011. She has served the AJT as a writer, business manager, and associate publisher throughout her tenure and is now the newspaper’s editor and managing publisher. She is a recipient of multiple Simon Rockower Jewish Journalism Awards, nationally recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who of America and Who’s Who of America’s Women of Influence, and currently serves as an executive board member for the American Jewish Press Association and Atlanta Jewish Life Foundation, as well as an active member of the National Newspaper Association.
News and community relations took priority when becoming the founder and president of Americans United with Israel Corporation, a charitable 501(c)3 NGO based in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2009.
She has 15 years of experience in corporate mediation representing many Fortune 500 clients, including FEDEX, Muzak and Citibank. Kaylene’s passions include her family, community, and educating and rallying diverse “Americans” to support Israel.
Kaylene has degrees in Business Administration from the Northwestern University of Ohio and Criminology from Iowa Community College. She is married to Lou Ladinsky, and they have three adult children together.
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