Established in 1975, 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.
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
Content and profile
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.
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.
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- ^ 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): 127–142. doi:10.1177/107769909807500113.
- ^ Randa Habib (Fall 2011). "In Jordan, Some Threats Against a Foreign Journalist are Realized". Nieman Reports. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
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