Yiddish Forward shifts toward online readers

The Jewish Daily Forward’s Yiddish-language publication is cutting back its print schedule to every other week, and will begin updating online content every day.

The Forverts, a 116-year-old publication that switched from a daily to a weekly print schedule 30 years ago, will become a biweekly beginning Monday, Feb. 4.

The Forward Association, owner and publisher of the Forward newspapers, said the Forverts has a print circulation of 2,100 copies and 6,000 readers. According to a publicly filed financial report, the association’s Yiddish editorial division lost more than $1 million in 2011. — jta