Overview of Arab American Media in the United States

Overview of Arab American Media in the United States

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Overview of Arab American Media in the United States


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Prepared by the National Arab American Journalists Association

Phase I Study

© 2008 National Arab American Journalists Association

No part of this report may be reproduced without the expressed written permission of NAAJA. For information, visit www.NAAJA-US.com.

There are a total of 90 newspapers and national magazines or newsletters that currently produce news in the United States, the majority serving Arab American populations in 5 regions and in 23 states.

Several distribute editions through mailed subscriptions across the country. Yet, 27 states do not have official home based Arab American newspapers. (This list is compiled by members of NAAJA, the National Arab American Journalism Association (www.NAAJA-US.com).

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Regional Breakdown of newspapers

Midwest – 31 – (6 States) IL., MI., IND, OH, MN, WI

South – 7 – (2 States) FL., GA.

East – 20 – (8 States) NY, NJ, MD, MA, VA, PA DC, CT

Northwest – 2 – (2 States) OR, WA

West – 30 – (5 States) CA, TX, AZ NV, CO

(Including National Magazines – 12)

Most of the newspapers are published either monthly or twice monthly. Eleven (11) of the listed publications are magazines, which focus almost exclusively on politics or on religious issues. The rest are based in Arab communities where they are published and provide a mix of mostly international politics and news, and local news. Some are published in Arabic only, and most are published in both Arabic and English.

There are no audited circulation figures for any of the newspapers but a partial survey of the publications show they publish between 3,000 and 30,000 copies per edition. Several of the newspapers claim “regional” distribution, meaning they are published in one state but distributed in several nearby states. This is most common in the East Region.

Regional and State Breakdown of newspapers (this list changes rapidly)

MIDWEST – 30 publications (in 6 states)

Illinois -14 publications

The Future Newspaper

Mansour Tadros

Tinley Park, IL

Al-Offok Al-Arabi Newspaper

Oak Lawn, IL

The Arab American Times

Orland Park, IL

Al-Waseet American Newspaper

Burbank, IL

Chicago Muslim Newsletter

Orland Park, IL

Chicago Muslim Yellow Pages

Chicago IL

Muslim Journal

Ayesha Mohammad, Editor

Muslim Journal

Hazel Crest, IL

Muslims Weekly Newspaper

Bloomingdale, IL

Pakistan Times

Chicago IL

Spirit Magazine

Bridgeview IL,

Super Ad Magazine

Worth, IL

Voice of Jordan Newspaper

Oak Lawn, IL

Arab American Today Newspaper

Chicago, IL.,

Michigan – 12 publications

Arab American Journal

Dearborn MI

Arab American News Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan

The Forum Newspaper

Dearborn, MI.,

InFocus Magazine

Dearborn Heights, MI

Lebanese Monthly Magazine

Farmington Hills, Michigan

Community Voice Newspaper

Dearborn, MI

Michigan Arab Times

Dearborn, Michigan

The Muslim Magazine

Fenton, MI

Muslim Media Network Inc.

Farmington Hill, MI

The Muslim Observer

Farmington Hills, MI

The Orient Newspaper

Ann Arbor, MI.,

Al-Assabeel Magazine

Dearborn, MI

Indiana – 1 publication

Islamic Horizons Magazine

Plainfield, IN

Ohio – 1 publication

Al-Sahafa Newspaper

Cleveland, Ohio

Minnesota – 2 publications

American Muslim Magazine

Brooklyn Park, MN

MIZNA Journal

Minneapolis, MN

Wisconsin – 1 publication

Al-Jumuah Magazine

Madison, WI

WEST – 30 publications (in 5 States)

California – 17 publications


Anaheim CA

al-Arab Newspaper

Glendale, CA


Glendora, CA

An-Nahar USA Edition

Whittier, CA

The Arab World Newspaper

Anaheim, CA

Arab World Newspaper

Annaheim, CA

Arab American Business Magazine

Huntington Beach, CA

Arab American Journal

Sunnyvale, CA

The Beirut Times Newspaper

Los Angeles, CA.,

Immigrant Magazine

Los Angeles, CA

The Independent Monitor

Anaheim, CA

ALO-Hayati Magazine

Northridge, CA

InFocus Magazine

Anaheim, CA 9281


Los Angeles, CA

The Minaret

Los Angeles, California

News Circle Publishing House

Glendale, CA

Al-Akbar Newspaper

Glendora, CA

Arab Panorama Magazine/Newspaper

LA/Orange County

Texas – 9 publications


Alief, Texas

A1 Arab Newspaper

Houston, TX

Ar-Zaitonah Newspaper

Dallas, Texas

Sharq Garb Newspaper

Houston – TX

Al-Madar Newspaper

Houston, Texas

Aramco Magazine

Houston, Texas,

The Arab Times

Montgomery TX


San Antonio, TX

Iqra! Newspaper

Houston, TX

Arizona – 2 publications

The Muslim Voice

Phoenix, AZ

Al Sawt al-Arabi

Phoenix, AZ

Nevada – 1 publication

Orthodox Christian News Service, Inc.

Carson City, Nevada

Colorado – 1 publications


Denver CO

NORTHWEST – 2 publications (in 2 States)

Washington State – 1 publication

Our Rising Star Magazine

Issaquah, WA

Oregon – 1 publication

Muslim Business Link Directory

Portland, OR

SOUTH – 6 publications (in 2 States)

Georgia – 3 publications

An-Nour Newspaper

Atlanta, GA

Azizah Magazine

Atlanta, GA

The Voice Magazine

Alpharetta, GA

Florida – 4 publications

Phoenicia Newspaper

Princeton, Florida

The Arabic Times


al-Fajr Newspaper

Sunrise, Florida

Almanber Arabic Newspaper

Fort Lauderdale, FL

EAST – 20 publications (in 8 States)

New York – 6 publications

Aramica Newspaper

Brooklyn, NY

Arab Gazette Newspaper

Brooklyn, NY

Cedar News Newspaper

Brooklyn, NY

The Mirror International

Greenpoint NY

Muslims Weekly Newspaper

Jamaica, NY

Ghorba news

Brooklyn NYC 11201

New Jersey – 5 publications

Al Shaab al-Araby Newspaper

S. Hackensack, NJ

Arab Voices Newspaper

Paterson, NJ


Middletown, NJ.,


Clifton NJ

Al Manassah al-Arabeyah

North Bergen, NJ

Pennsylvania – 1 publication

Arab Community News newspaper

Philadelphia, PA

Virginia – 1 publication

The Maronite Voice Newsletter

Glen Allen, VA

Connecticut – 1 publication

Shems Arab American Life

Norwalk, CT

Massachusetts – 2 publications

Sophia Magazine

Roslindale, MA

Profile News Newspaper

West Roxbury, MA

Maryland – 1 publication

Via Dolorosa Newspaper

Silver Spring, MD

Washington DC – 3 publications

Washington Report on ME Affairs

Washington D.C.


Washington DC

Pharaohs Business Magazine

Washington DC

National Magazines – 12 publications

Arab American Business Magazine

Azizah Muslim Woman’s Magazine

Sophia Melkite Church Magazine

Hathihe Ramallah Magazine

Maronite Voice Magazine

Islamica Magazine

Washington Report on ME Affairs

The Minaret Magazine

Islamic Horizons Magazine

ALO Magazine

Aramco Magazine


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