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Meet the Man in Charge of GOOD’s Dos and Learns

There’s an intriguing profile in the Jewish Journal of Josh Neuman, the 40-year-old who this summer stepped into the role of GOOD editorial director and head of programming after all those highly publicized layoffs. He’s someone the publication knows quite well, thanks to his previous days as editor of Jewish mag Heeb. Article author Jonah Lowenfeld was once an unpaid contributor to Heeb, and several of Neuman’s new hires are people who previously worked for that publication.

So what does the revamped online version of GOOD look like? Neuman explains a good chunk has to do with a pair of home-grown verticals:

Posts are organized into two categories: Learns, which teach and inform, and Dos, which are aimed at spurring readers to some kind of action — anything from moving their cell phones and tablets out of their bedrooms to signing an anti-corruption pledge to get the money out of politics.

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Mid-City Student Newspaper Still Waiting for the Rabbi OK*

The slogan of The Boiling Point, the student newspaper at Shalhevet High School on South Fairfax Ave. in Los Angeles, is: “When we know it, you’ll know it.” So FishbowlLA assumes that as soon as a decision has been made about a certain upcoming Saturday in November, the publication will relay that information promptly.

The paper is nominated in the 2012 National Scholastic Press Association category of “Broadsheet 17 or More Pages.” Although several Shalhevet students plan to be in attendance at the November 15-18 San Antonio convention, they are not sure if they will be able to accept an award in person if they win. The Jewish Journal’s Jonah Lowenfeld explains:

The winners in all categories will be announced on November 17… The ceremony takes place on Shabbat, and the school’s rabbis hadn’t decided whether accepting an award would be appropriate.

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