The Arab American News

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The Arab American News
Type Weekly newspaper
Publisher Osama Siblani
Founded 1984
Language English, Arabic
Headquarters Dearborn, Michigan
ISSN 1930-9619

The Arab American News (Arabic: صدى الوطن‎) is a weekly bilingual newspaper representing Arab Americans published in Dearborn, Michigan, USA in Greater Detroit.[1] It began publishing on 7 September 1984 and its publisher is Lebanese-born Osama Siblani.[2] The Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism estimated in 2009 that the paper has an “unaudited circulation of 30,000 in the Detroit area."

In 2014, The Arab American News was one of the ethnic media outlets featured in an exhibit called “One Nation With News for All” at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.[3]

Siblani himself was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame in April 2013. He is the first to be inducted from an ethnic media outlet, and the second Arab American, after the induction of the late Helen Thomas in 1993.[4]

Siblani is also the recipient of the “Spirit of Diversity in Journalism” award from Wayne State University, during the 10th Annual Helen Thomas Awards on April 16, 2010.[5]

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  1. ^ "About Us Archived 2013-05-20 at the Wayback Machine.." The Arab American News. Retrieved on September 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "Osama Siblani & The Arab American News". Business Week. 
  3. ^ "Exhibit on Ethnic Media Tells Arab American News' Story - New America Media". Retrieved 2018-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Arab American News founder Siblani a Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame inductee". Crain's Detroit Business. Retrieved 2018-09-17. 
  5. ^ University, Wayne State (2018-05-15). "A Pulitzer Prize-Winner and a New-Media Pioneer are Honored at Wayne State's 10th Annual Helen Thomas Awards". Newsroom. Retrieved 2018-09-17. 

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