The Al Ghad (Arabic: الغد meaning Tomorrow) is a privately owned and the first independent Arabic daily national newspaper published in Jordan and headquartered in Amman.[1]

Al Ghad
The front page of the Al Ghad on Sunday 31 October 2010
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatPrint, online
Owner(s)Al Faridah Specialized Printing
Founded1 August 2004; 19 years ago (2004-08-01)
Political alignmentLiberal
LanguageArabic and English
WebsiteAl Ghad website

History and profile Edit

Al Ghad was founded by Mohammad Alayyan in August 2004.[1][2][3] Alayyan is also the chairman of the Al Faridah Specialized Printing, publisher of the daily.[3][4] As of 2005 Emad Hmoud was the editor-in-chief of the paper.[5]

Militants stormed the paper's headquarters in November 2011, attacking employees. Editor-in-chief Mustafa Saleh's resignation the following month coincided with the dismissal of Jumana Ghunaimat, editor-and-chief of the state-owned al-Rai, by then-Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communication, Rakan Al-Majali.[6] Its editor-in-chief was Jumana Ghunaimat[1][7] who was appointed to the post in late 2011,[8] through 2018. As of 2011 Mohammed Sweidan was the managing editor of the daily.[9]

In addition to its print version, it launched online version[1] which has reached a significant number of readers.[2] It was the 10th most visited website for 2010 in the MENA region.[10]

The paper was awarded three prizes in the categories of Best Design, Best Front Page, and Best Electronic Portal in the 7th Asia Media Awards, organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (IFRA).[2] In 2018, Al Ghad was named the most influential Arabic newspaper website by Industry Arabic.[11]

Content Edit

The newspaper is organized into five sections:[2]

  • Al Ghad Al Urduni (الغد الأردني): for local news of Jordan
  • Arabs and the World ( العرب والعالم): covers international and regional news
  • Al Tahaddi (التحدي): for sports news
  • Economy (اقتصاد): covers international economics and business news
  • Hyatuna (حياتنا): covers health and lifestyle news

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d Rana F. Sweis; Dina Baslan (10 October 2013). "Mapping Digital Media: Jordan" (PDF). Open Society Foundations. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Al Ghad". Media Me. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b The Report: Emerging Jordan 2007. Oxford Business Group. 2007. p. 190. ISBN 978-1-902339-74-0.
  4. ^ "Board of Directors". Jordan Media Institute. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Report on Media in Jordan for 2005". IFEX. 21 March 2006. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Press and Cultural Freedom in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine" (Annual report). SKeyes. 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Jumana Ghunaimat". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Maaytah to Head Al Arab Al Yawm, Ghnaimat chief editor of Al Ghad daily". Ammon News. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  9. ^ Sweis, Rana F. (2 March 2011). "In Jordan, Some Regret a Missed Opportunity". The New York Times. Amman. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Forbes Releases Top 50 MENA Online Newspapers; Lebanon Fails to Make Top 10". Jad Aoun. 28 October 2010. Archived from the original on 29 July 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  11. ^ "RANKED: The Most Influential Arabic Newspapers (2018 Edition) - Industry Arabic". Industry Arabic. 11 July 2018. Archived from the original on 2 August 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.