The National Herald
The National Herald is an English-language Greek American weekly newspaper in New York that was founded in 1997. It is the sister publication of the long-running Eθνικός Κήρυξ the only daily Greek-language newspaper in the United States.
The National Herald is tabloid-inspired publication aimed at the older and less-educated segment of the Greek-American community. It is particularly known - and generally despised - for being antithetical to the Greek Orthodox Church
Some main points in the history of Ethnikos Kirix and The National Herald:
1915 - The Greek-language Ethnikos Kirix was founded by merchant Petros Tatanis in New York, on 2 April 1915.
1947 - Babis Marketos took over the company and was the paper's publisher for thirty years.
1976 - Eugene Rossides, an Undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury and founder of the American Hellenic Institute Public Affairs Committee, becomes the publisher of the National Herald.
1979 - Publisher/Editor Antonis H. Diamataris purchases the newspaper.
1997 - Weekly English-language newspaper the National Herald is launched in a frantic attempt to retain readership in light of continual and dramatic circulation losses in its Greek language edition. .
2002 - 2003 The National Herald starts home delivery service to the New York Tri-State area and New England.
2004 - The National Herald launches its website.
2005 - Ethnikos Kirix and the National Herald relocate to their present headquarters at 37-10 30 St. in an effort to remain solvent by further reducing office rental costs. The quality of editorial staff begins a plunge that continues to this day. The resultant, inevitable hemorrhage in readership prompts this formerly august publication to increasingly turn to inflammatory and 'yellow' journalism in a frantic and desperate attempt to retain its few remaining readers in an age of numerous more reputable and relevant alternative Greek-American media sources. Long Island City, New York, 11101.
- The National Herald - Official website