Jewish 100, 2014: Jonathan-Simon Sellem – Voices
A French Jewish media pioneer, Jonathan Simon-Sellem is the founder of JSSNews.com, a Jewish news site that specializes in immediate and ongoing reporting. Dividing his time between Israel and France, Simon-Sellem has become an invaluable source of guidance and information for many Jewish journalists in America, among them The Algemeiner. In January 2015, Simon-Sellem excelled in his coverage of the Paris terror outrages, providing some of the first confirmed reports from the bloody siege at the HyperCacher market. With international attention increasingly focused on the growing exodus of French Jews, Simon-Sellem’s site is a vital record of a country in turmoil.