The Jordan Times turned 30 Wednesday. A special supplement was published on the occasion. It opens with a letter to the editor by HM King Abdullah II. I quote a paragraph here..
“We open The Jordan Times and are confident of finding the best in breaking news, feature articles, and important commentary. We’ve appreciated your modern, reader-friendly design, and The Jordan Times website that opens a window on Jordan to the whole world.”
Editor-in-Chief Jenny Hamarneh wrote an interesting overview of the paper’s story and had this to say about SYNTAX’s involvement:
“In 2003 we revived our Weekender, bringing readers a full-colour tabloid size supplement offering a peek at Jordan’s nook and crannies, a taste of the creativity of its novelists and poets, and a surf through the local/global world of information technology. A year later, the creative team at Syntax, led by once a journalist and currently a weekly contributor to the Weekender, Ahmad Humeid, brought the JT into the 21st century with a new look, more local content, including the lighter City page, and more opinion and analysis.”
Thanks.. and happy birthday JT.
The Jordan Times’ first issue, 1975