May 3, 2016

Awards

“Content, with clean and clear concepts, delivers your message.”

Ray Hanania’s writings are recognized by the nation’s most professional & prestigious journalism organizations.

SIGMA DELTA CHI NATIONAL AWARD
Society of Professional Journalists National Award Sigma Delta Chi, 2009 Southwest News-Herald (Column Writing)

PETER LISAGOR AWARDS, ILLINOIS
26-SPJ Award April 2003Chicago Headline Club/Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
– 2009 Southwest News-Herald Newspaper (In-Depth Reporting)
– 2005 Southwest News-Herald Newspaper (Column writing)
– 2002 Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Column writing)
– 1985 Daily Southtown Newspaper (Column Writing)
Also, Eight-time finalist Peter Lisagor Awards

 

M.T. MEHDI NATIONAL COURAGE IN JOURNALISM AWARD
Awarded by the Mehdi Foundation and the Mehdi Family
May 2009

AMERICAN ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE AWARDS
ADC National Award of Excellence, ADC National 1995
ADC National Media Award for Excellence 1993
ADC Chicago Chapter, Media Freedom Award 1988

BEST ETHNIC COLUMNIST IN AMERICA, NATIONAL AWARD
Awarded by the New America Media, San Francisco
Nov. 2006 YnetNews.com column writing

NAAJA EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARD
National Arab American Journalists Association
Excellence in Journalism 2002 (Chicago) and 2011 (Detroit)

NOMINATION FOR PULITZER PRIZE
Chicago Sun-Times nomination for series on the Palestinian Intifada, 1990 by the Chicago Sun-Times (nomination only)

EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARD
The Suburban Chicagoland Press Club for service as Board President and for Excellence in Journalism, 1988

ARAB AMERICAN UNIVERSITY GRADUATES
AAUG National Award of Excellence, ADC National 1981 (Houston)

STICK-O-TYPE AWARD
Chicago Newspaper Guild regional Stick-O-Type Award
– 1987 Chicago Sun-Times
– 1985 Chicago Sun-Times

UPI Award
1983 Daily Southtown Newspaper, Illinois

What Editor & Publisher Magazine says about Ray Hanania
Dec. 28, 2006

“Ray Hanania, a former Creators columnist who’s now self-syndicated, is a Palestinian-American writer married to a Jewish woman. He writes about Mideast issues in an evenhanded way that makes him seem positively radical in a sea of columnists who back Israel almost unconditionally. Hanania’s approach, as former President Jimmy Carter discovered with his latest book, is not popular with much of the mainstream media. But it would be interesting if U.S. dailies followed the lead of Israeli newspapers in allowing a much wider spectrum of debate about Mideast issues. By the way, Hanania is also a stand-up comedian who’s hilarious when he opts to use humor.”