Posted by on April 03, 2013 in Blog
Osama Siblani, founder of the Michigan-based Arab American News, will be inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame on April 20th at its annual banquet. Arab American News is the largest weekly Arab American publication in the country, with a circulation of roughly 35,000. Founded in 1984, Arab American News covers a wide range of issues of concern to the Arab American community, including local community news, Middle East developments, and US national news.
Siblani will be inducted on April 20th along with recently-retired Detroit Metro Times editor Kim Heron and former Detroit Free Press photojournalist Hugh Grannum, among others. Siblani’s induction into Michigan’s Journalism Hall of Fame is an achievement all Arab Americans should be proud of; it represents broader recognition of the role Arab American journalism and media outlets are playing in distribution of the news. That the founder of an Arab American news outlet is being inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside famous reporters and photojournalists from mainstream news outlets is a major milestone for Arab American news media.
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