The Armenian Assembly of America will hold a panel discussion entitled “The Armenian Genocide in American Journalism: 1915-2015” at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
The Assembly panel will feature presentations by Christopher Atamian, author and writer for Huffington Post, Michael Bobelian, author and contributing writer for Forbes.com, Stephen Kurkjian, former journalist fromThe Boston Globe, and Robert Ourlian, editor for the Washington Bureau of The Wall Street Journal. Peter Mirijanian, President of Peter Mirijanian Public Affairs, will serve as moderator.
The discussion will focus on how the Armenian Genocide has been characterized and portrayed in American media over the last 100 years. Mainstream American publications such as The New York Times, Washington Post, and the Boston Globe extensively covered the Armenian Genocide before, during and after the attempted annihilation of the Armenian people. In addition to the reports of the massacres, coverage of America’s effort to help save the survivors, the first international philanthropic campaign of the American people in the 20th century, received considerable attention in the press.
As we approach the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, the topic is being featured in every major news syndicate across the globe. In fact, following the frank acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide as “the first genocide of the twentieth century” by Pope Francis on April 12, the editorial boards of theChicago Tribune, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, New York Times, and Jerusalem Post have all called for US and international recognition.
The panel discussion will be held in the Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Online registration is available here:https://armeniangenocideamericanjournalism.eventbrite.com.