Archive For The “journalism” Category

Trump not the first to battle media bias

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Trump not the first to battle media bias

Trump not the first to battle media bias The news media has turned into a political party battling President Donald Trump. Journalists have hurled attacks against the president complaining about his income, nepotism, calling him a “Liar” and blaming him for racism and gender bias. Yet the news media is guilty on all counts, from outrageous…

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Notes on the UNITY Chicago Conference

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Notes on the UNITY Chicago Conference

Notes on the UNITY Chicago Conference UNITY: Journalists for Diversity will be holding a regional conference in Chicago on Friday Oct. 21. Here are notes on my remarks and information on the speakers in my panel and the schedule of the day’s events. PROGRAM UNITY: Journalists for Diversity in partnership with Loyola University has opened registration…

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The plight of Christians in Israel: The Column on Christian Arabs the newspaper refused to publish

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The plight of Christians in Israel: The Column on Christian Arabs the newspaper refused to publish

This column was submitted to my editors and they refused to publish it. You decide. American Jewish reporters and columnists can print anything they want about Israel, Jews and even criticism of Arabs and Palestinians. But Christian Arabs are prohibited from criticizing Israel. The plight of Christians in Israel (and outside, too) By Ray Hanania My…

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Double standards and pro-Israel hypocrisy slam al-Jazeera America

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Double standards and pro-Israel hypocrisy slam al-Jazeera America

Al-Jazeera America has faced one major political hurdle after another as it tries to break through the politically motivated bias that dominates the often biased and racist mainstream American news media which prioritizes pro-Israel news above facts. Now, the allegations of one obscure employee is being used to challenge the professionalism of the news organization which provides the…

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The challenges of being a writer

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The challenges of being a writer

An overview of the online writing career of award winning columnist and news and feature writer Ray Hanania. By Ray Hanania When I first started in writing in the 1970s, my first challenge was just using the typewriter. I used to write “Letters to the Editor” of local papers in longhand. The letters were so…

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Profile: Hanania argues American Arabs need more networking and greater involvement in local society

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Profile: Hanania argues American Arabs need more networking and greater involvement in local society

Profile: Hanania argues American Arabs need more networking and greater involvement in local society By Thabet al-Arabi Special to The Arab Daily News Ray Hanania is a name that resonates across the American Arab community. He was one of the first in the community to jump in the deep waters of professional journalism and communications,…

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Profile: Yahala Voice Radio, bringing America’s Arabs together

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Profile: Yahala Voice Radio, bringing America’s Arabs together

Profile: Yahala Voice Radio, bringing America’s Arabs together By Ray Hanania There have been many efforts to launch a successful radio program for the Arab community but none has been as successful as Yahala Voice, a new radio station that is broadcast internationally online 24 hours each day and also on local Chicago radio on…

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2010 Letter to SPJ protesting their political decision to condemn Helen Thomas

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2010 Letter to SPJ protesting their political decision to condemn Helen Thomas

National American Arab Journalists Association www.NAAJA-US.com PO Box 2127, Orland Park, IL., 60462 312-933-9855 RAY HANANIA National Coordinator Dec. 9, 2010 Society of Professional Journalists National Board of Directors Dear Board members: I am writing to urge the board not to take any action to terminate the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award. The purpose of…

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Lack of Fraternity among American Arab journalists

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Lack of Fraternity among American Arab journalists: The incomplete Arab journalist By Ray Hanania Journalists from the Arab World are a rare breed. So rare that they are an endangered species, though on recovery. They originate in a world that places no value on communications as a force of change, but recognize it as an…

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NAAJA Mourns the death of Journalist Anthony Shadid

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NAAJA Mourns the death of Journalist Anthony Shadid

NAAJA Mourns the death of Journalist Anthony Shadid By Ray Hanania NAAJA National Coordinator — Anthony Shadid was unlike many others. He loved the American Arab community and he also loved professional journalism. He began his journalism career at the Associated Press and though he was born in Oklahoma, he quickly learned Arabic as an adult….

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