About The Arab Daily News Online Newspaper
“In real estate, it is location, location, location. But in writing, it is content, content, content.”
— Award winning journalist Ray Hanania
The Arab Daily News is a platform where independent writings on Arab American related issues are posted by individual journalists, bloggers and writers.
Content includes original news, features and opinion commentary from a wide range of writers on a wide range of topics that include both mainstream American issues and news, features and opinion on issues related to Middle East Americans, Arabs, Arab Culture and the Middle East politics and life.
We also provide a section for press releases to help promote events in the American Arab community, and a section on mainstream news for topics that address more mainstream related issues, news and events.
The Arab Daily News strives to be a mainstream American newspaper and we write on ALL issues of interest to the public. But we also include a special interest in original news, features and opinion commentary about the American Arab community.
We encourage freelance writers to submit articles for publication that are original and not published elsewhere or previously published.
We ALSO encourage organizations, groups and businesses to submit their press releases and news articles with photos and graphics for publication.
Each post is the responsibility of the writer. The Arab Daily News website editors strive to ensure that all posts meet professional journalism standards and practices, and represent and address issues fairly. If you have any issues with any blog post or opinion, you should contact the writer of the article. You may also notify the website manager of any content. Contact the website manager by clicking here.
We also require original photographs taken by you as the writer when possible. Writers can access services on our site that provide public domain photographs and images including Wikipedia, Zemanta (Sovrn) and Getty Images to supplement blog posts. Each writer is responsible for the photographs and graphics used in their stories.
We are very proud Americans who are also proud of our Arab heritage and culture. We strive to make America a stronger, safer and better nation. We believe strongly in Free Speech, democracy, and civil rights for all regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or country of origin.
For information on writing for The Arab Daily News, contact Ray Hanania, The Arab Daily News, PO Box 2127 Orland Park, IL., 60462 USA, or by email at RayHanania@TheArabDailyNews.com.
SHARE YOUR COMMENTS
We use FACEBOOK as our primary system to comment, allowing you to engage others throughout the world, not just readers of our site. You can ALSO Comment by SHARING the articlke to your Facebook Page and engaging in a discussion.
We encourage you to comment. Comments help increase the exposure of the stories which are unique and offer commentaries, news and features from the American Arab perspective, something not found in the biased mainstream American news media.
You can make a difference by participating.
And we WANT to hear what you have to say.
SHARE YOUR EVENTS
You can easily post and share your events or check out upcoming events on our Arab Community Events Calendar. Anyone can post an event. (They must be approved before they are displayed).
Promote your organization and your events to the widest possible audience. ur web site is indexed by Google News so lots of people will see it.
Use the SUbmit a Press Release form to submit a TEXT ONLY release on your event. Send a digital image separately to RayHanania@TheArabDailyNews.com.
WHY WE NEED A NATIONAL NEWSPAPER
We have more than 100 ethnic Arab and Muslim newspapers in America, most overlapped in several cities including Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami and Cleveland. Much of what is written involves politics. As you can see online, even more involves opinion.
What is missing, however, is quality feature and news writing. We don’t have enough news and feature stories about American Arabs.
Too much of the editorial content in our newspapers is religious. There is a place for religious news but it dominates our community writing.
Too much of the writing is commentary, written by activists and not journalists. These commentaries are good also, but too much commentary creates excessive internal community debate and not enough community information.
What we need is more reporting on the events. Quality news reports on who we are. One of the most important aspects of a good community newspaper is being the “newspaper of record.” That means having a place where the history of our community — not just volumes of our opinions — is documented and archived for latter generations to read. Quality news stories that record our existence in the context of our role as Americans is missing. We know what we argue about but we don’t know much about the detailed history of our existence in America. It is spotty. Inconsistent. Incomplete.
Feature stories add a support level for news stories. Feature stories explore the essence of who we are. They include profiles of community leaders that accurately reflect their history and experiences, minus the political bickering that often creates conflict rather than understanding. Too much writing focuses on politically motivated interpretations of events and people. So we don’t have a real understanding of who our community really is.
We need more quality features and more quality news reporting.
The Arab Daily News seeks to fill that near-empty void, to document our existence in America while also offering news about our homelands in the Middle East, the countries where we originate. These features and news are essential to a professional news media. Too much opinion can undermine an ethnic community. Over the years, the American Arab community has been undermined by this politically driven bickering and divisions. It has made us vulnerable to the stereotyping of the mainstream media and public. Without self-defined news and features, we have become slaves to the larger mainstream news media which views us in the narrow perspective of being terrorists, un-American and foreigners when in fact we are often more American than Americans themselves.
American Arabs have served in the Military beginning in the Civil War. We have played significant roles in government and in local societies as leaders, not as controversies. We have made great contributions to America.
Here at the Arab Daily News, we hope to make a small dent in changing this by offering original features and reliable news about who we are.
That’s one reason why we have an Arab American News Wire, a place where organizations and individuals can showcase and brag about their activities and achievements and their lives. Our existence as American Arabs is important and we need to tell our story.
Telling our story begins with you. Average American Arabs. Whether you are Christian or Muslim, or even Jewish Arabs, we want your news.
We’ll still run opinion commentary to challenge public notions about who we are but the substance that will really make a difference for our success will come through increased writing of features and news about American Arabs.
The health of any ethnic community like American Arabs is reflected in the health of its local ethnic news media. We want to elevate our news media to become more professional. Fair. Accurate. And, most importantly, to write the stories that traditional and mainstream media fail to do everyday.
We need to tell our story and that’s what the Arab Daily News is all about.
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We also publish, with permission, articles from a variety of news sources including the Maan News Agency (www.MaanNews.net).
Anonymous writers/posts are not accepted.