About The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

The first English language Armenian weekly published in the United States since 1932 and has served the Armenian community with unbiased news reporting and thoughtful editorial comments and articles. The Armenian Mirror-Spectator has been open to diverse ideas and positions, making it a most interesting forum for the entire spectrum of community views and news.

From its inception and continuing for eight decades, the Mirror has adhered to high journalistic standards, providing reliable information to the Armenian communities all over the world.

Baikar Association, Inc.
755 Mt. Auburn St.
Watertown, MA 02472-1509
Tel: 617-924-4420
Fax: 617-924-2887
Email: editor@mirrorspectator.com

STAFF

Editor: Alin K. Gregorian
Managing Editor: Aram Arkun
Art Director: Mark Mgrditchian

Staff Editors

Editor, Armenian Mirror-Spectator Alin K. Gregorian was born in Iran, and moved to the US with her family immediately before the Islamic Revolution. She received her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Tufts University and her master’s degree in print journalism from Boston University. Before arriving at the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, she worked at several community newspapers, including as editor of the Bedford Minuteman and as assistant editor of the Belmont Citizen-Herald. During her tenure, both newspapers were nominated for and or received awards from the New England Press Association. She is fluent in Armenian and Farsi, and has also studied French and Spanish. She loves to travel, to read novels and solve New York Times crossword puzzles. She has one daughter, Tenny, and a dog, Luna.
Aram Arkun is managing editor of the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, as well as executive director of the Tekeyan Cultural Association of the US and Canada, which supports the Mirror. Journalist/editor, historian and translator, he is the author of numerous academic articles on modern Armenian history, including on the Armenian Genocide.

Senior Editorial Columnist

Senior editorial columnist EDMOND Y. AZADIAN is Advisor to the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum in Detroit, Michigan; Advisor from the Diaspora to the Ministry of Culture in Armenia; member of the Republic of Armenia’s Academy of Sciences. He served as assistant editor of the Armenian daily Zartonk and editor-in-chief of the daily Arev in Cairo, Egypt. He is a leader of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party. Azadian has authored several books in Armenian and English, including Portraits and Profiles, Observations and Criticisms, and History on the Move; edited more than 21 books; and published over 1500 articles, book reviews, and essays in daily newspapers and literary magazines. His latest publication, a bilingual one, is dedicated to the famous Armenian poet, Vahan Tekeyan. He has been associated with the Mirror-Spectator for the last 45 years.

Staff Writer

Harry A. Kezelian III was born and raised in the vibrant Armenian community of Metro Detroit where his family has been active in church and community activities for four generations. He grew up at St. John's Armenian Church and has been an active member and leader in the ACYOA locally and nationally, has been active with the St. Nersess Youth Conferences, and is currently active in AGBU YP. He attended the University of Michigan where he studied the Armenian language under Prof. Kevork Bardakjian and Armenian History under Prof. Jirair Libaridian, holding a B.A. in History, J.D. from Michigan Law School, and Master's in Teaching from U-M Dearborn, in addition to having taken courses at St. Nersess Seminary. He currently serves as a subdeacon in the Armenian Church as well as assistant to the director of the Manoogian Museum and Mardigian Library in Southfield, Michigan. Harry is passionate about Armenian history and culture, especially folk music, and performs as a singer and oudist with his own Armenian band.

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