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The Jordan Times is an English-language daily newspaper based in Amman, Jordan.

The Jordan Times
The Jordan Times.jpg
The front page of The Jordan Times on Sunday 31 October 2010
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Jordan Press Foundation
PublisherJordan Press Foundation
EditorSamir Barhoum
Founded1975 [1]
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersAmman
Sister newspapersAl Ra'i
WebsiteOfficial website

Contents

HistoryEdit

Established in 1975,[1] 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Content and profileEdit

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.[citation needed]

AlumniEdit

Notable journalists who have worked at The Jordan Times include:

From the 1980s to 2011 veteran journalist Randa Habib had a weekly column in The Times which was stopped by the paper's management.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Adam Jones (1999). "The Jordanian Media System: Broad Outlines". Free Servers. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ Randa Habib (Fall 2011). "In Jordan, Some Threats Against a Foreign Journalist are Realized". Nieman Reports. Retrieved 21 September 2013.