Thursday, July 26, 2007

Arab American Media Wire Service Celebrates 3 years


July 26, 2007
Contact: Ray Hanania

Arab American Media Wire Service celebrates 3rd Anniversary

(Chicago, IL., USA/July 26, 2007) -- The nation's only Arab American news wire service, Arab American Media Wire, celebrated its third year of service this month, distributing more than 500 press releases and feature/news stories to mainstream American news media and to the Arab American Ethnic media.

"We started the AAMS Wire in July 2004 mainly because there was no source where one could come to find the latest news releases on Arab American or Middle East issues generated by Arab American groups," said AAMS founder, veteran journalist Ray Hanania.

"Every week, more and more editors and reporters at newspapers around the country and around the world, come here to scan the latest postings for possible story leads and content for their newspapers."

The service is offered free of charge. Any content found ont he AAMS wire can be republished and referenced with proper attribution to the original sources of the news and to the AAMS Wire service.

"This is an important networking tool that is crucial to achieving balanced and comprehensive news media coverage of the Arab American community," said Hanania, who is a board member of the National Arab American Journalists Association and a member of the diversity committee of the Society of Professional Journalists, and Media Watch committee of the Asian American Journalists Association.

"Press releases are a critical aspect of balanced reporting."

Individuals wishing to submit press releases, notices or feature stories can email them to

The preferred format is to post the releases in the body of the email rather than as an attachment. Unfortunately, PDF's cannot be posted to the site.

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