NEW YORK, NY—On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the establishment of the Hairenik and the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Weekly, the Armenian Prelacy, the Hairenik Association and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Eastern Region (ARF-ER) Central Committee invite the public to a Conference on the Armenian Press.
The one-day event will be taking place in Pashalian Hall at St. Illuminator’s Cathedral in New York City on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This year is also the ‘Year of the Armenian Press’ per His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, who wrote in January, “The Armenian press has played a pivotal role in the organization of communities, preservation of memory and in strengthening national identity.”
His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate will be delivering the opening remarks at Saturday’s Conference on the Armenian Press. There will be presentations and roundtable discussions focusing on the challenges facing Armenian media in the Diaspora.
Historian Dr. Vartan Matiossian will be delivering a lecture on the role of the Armenian press in preserving Armenian language and culture. Rupen Janbazian, editor of h-pem and former Weekly editor, will be moderating a panel discussion in the English language with former Weekly editor Georgi-Ann Bargamian Oshagan and Mirror Spectator assistant editor Aram Arkun. Horizon Weekly editor Vahakn Karakachian will moderating a panel discussion in the Armenian language with University of Michigan-Dearborn professor Dr. Ara Sanjian, Columbia University professor and former Weekly editor Dr. Khatchig Mouradian and longtime Horizon Weekly editor and writer Vrej Armen. There were also be a slideshow presentation by ARF-ER Central Committee Chairman George Aghjayan on the history of the publications.
The editorial staff of the Hairenik and Armenian Weekly will also be present and participating.