For Jewish journalists, online harassment goes with the job

NEW YORK (AP) — For many Jewish journalists in the U.S., persistent online anti-Semitic harassment has become part of the job.

The phenomenon became pervasive during the 2016 presidential campaign, and there’s been a resurgence in recent months ahead of next week’s midterm election, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

Targeted journalists have found different ways of responding. CNN commentator Sally Kohn reaches out kindly to some of her harassers. Michael Duke, an editor at the Houston-based Jewish Herald-Voice, has reduced his use of social media. Yair Rosenberg, a writer with Tablet Magazine, developed a method of tracking down and disrupting anti-Semitic Twitter accounts.

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