European Jewish Press Refocuses, names new Managing Editor

european-jewish-pressSamuel Sokol has been appointed as the Managing Editor of the European Jewish Press, joining the team ahead of a planned redevelopment of the Brussels-based news outlet.

The 33-year-old, native New Yorker spent years covering the global Diaspora as The Jerusalem Post’s Jewish World Correspondent where he reported on topics ranging from Holocaust restitution to Islamic anti-Semitism and the rise of the far right. He is best known for his ongoing coverage of the Jewish communities displaced by Ukraine’s civil war for which he was awarded the 2015 B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reporta?e.

Within the coming months the European Jewish Press will unveil a refreshed website with a greater focus on debate, analysis, commentary and long-form journalism while maintaining and even increasing the fast paced news reporting for which it has long been known.

European Jewish Press, which is based in Brussels, was launched in 2005 as a privately funded independent media outlet.