Readership soars at the Arab Daily News

Readership soars at the Arab Daily News
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Readership soars at the Arab Daily News

By Ray Hanania

The Arab Daily News is unique in that its focus is news and features about American Arabs written by American Arabs. We are very proud of our mix of talented bloggers and writers who contribute columns and posts every week.

There are several great American Arab print publications out there, like The Beirut Times in Los Angeles, Almanbar Newspaper in Florida, Al Mustaqbal in Chicago,  al-Sahafa in Ohio, The Forum Newspaper and the Chaldean Times in Detroit, and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs in Washington D.C, among so many great publications. We are proud to stand among them as professional journalists.

The response to a professionally written American Arab newspaper has been very gratifying and we want to thank everyone for their support.

The website has huge visitor traffic. Statistics show that most visitors stay on the site and read two or three articles, not just one. It’s a phenomenal reflection on the talent of our contributors.

Last week, we hit a traffic high of more than 32,000 page reads from 13,560 unique visitors to the news website which only launched in December 2013.

This is an image of the site statistics captured at 12 noon CST (which represents only a half day of traffic to the website):



Here is the Statistics total from 6 PM CST (6 hours later)


That’s an average of 44,000 visitors each month
and 320,000 page views each month! 

The popular stories continually change each day and the visitor numbers fluctuate, but clearly, they continue to rise steadily. It’s a reflection that the public appreciates good writing and unique stories. It’s a tribute to our writers, and to you, our readers.

(Ray Hanania is an award winning former Chicago City Hall reporter and managing editor of The Arab Daily News online

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Managing Writer at The Arab Daily News
RAY HANANIA — Columnist

Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.

"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."

Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at, and at, and at He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper,, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.

The managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website, Hanania's columns also appear in the Southwest News Newspaper Group of 8 newspapers.

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