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Al Jazeera America

The Final Days Of Al Jazeera America

CNN | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.25.2016 | Media

Al Jazeera America's employees didn't see it coming. They thought they had more time. The cable news channel was always a gamble. Everyone knew that -...

Al Jazeera America To Lay Off 197 Employees

Reuters | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Media

Al Jazeera America, the cable television news outlet controlled by Qatar's royal family, has issued a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notificat...

Al Jazeera America Anchor: We Had 'Key Mission' To Protect The Voiceless

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Media

Ali Velshi, an anchor at the soon-to-be-shuttered Al Jazeera America, expressed his dismay Wednesday at the network's abrupt closure. “While America...

Al Jazeera America: A Wrong Move at Precisely the Wrong Time

Kevin McDonough | Posted 01.14.2017 | Media
Kevin McDonough

Al Jazeera America had the ambition, if not the nerve, to think they could ask viewers to start a new viewing routine, precisely at a time when millions of established viewers were abandoning television, and younger consumers were defining themselves as having never paid a cable bill.

Peyton Manning Takes A Jab At Al Jazeera America

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.14.2016 | Media

The Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning, a focal point of a recent Al Jazeera investigation tying the NFL quarterback to a doping ring, took a jab at the n...

Al Jazeera America To Shut Down By End Of April

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media

NEW YORK -- Al Jazeera America will shut down its operations in the United States by the end of April, the company told employees in a meeting on Wedn...

Ryan Howard And Ryan Zimmerman Sue Al Jazeera Over Doping Report

Reuters | Justin Block | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 - The Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman and Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard sued the Al Jazeera America television network...

Al Jazeera America Won't Recognize Employee Union

International Business Times | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.29.2015 | Media

After several weeks, the management at Al Jazeera America (AJAM) has decided not to recognize the union drive announced by its digital staffers on Sep...

Al Jazeera To Cut Hundreds Of Jobs, But Al Jazeera America Will Be Spared

The Guardian | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.23.2015 | Media

Al-Jazeera is expected to cut hundreds of jobs worldwide as the Qatari-owned broadcaster looks to make savings in the face of a falling oil price and ...

Al Jazeera America Digital Journalists Move To Unionize

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.03.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Digital journalists at Al Jazeera America have moved toward unionizing, joining a growing number of digital newsrooms that have organized ...

Al Jazeera America Exec Leaves Amid Network's New Strategy

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.05.2017 | Media

In one of its first public changes since coming under new management, Al Jazeera America has parted ways with Mary Caraccioli, formerly the network's ...

Rewriting History or Acknowledging It?

Michael Putzel | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Michael Putzel

Hauling down the Confederate battle flag from its staff on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol in July marked a tectonic shift in white rulers' manipulation of the tragic racial history of the American South. It may have been just the beginning.

An Al-Jazeera Journalist, His Wedding, And His Words

Ahmed Charai | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Ahmed Charai

I believe in a future in which Muslim spiritual leaders and Islamist activists no longer view their faith or their fellow Muslims in these terms -- and where those Westerners who believe in fairness, equality and justice for all open their hearts to all the peoples of the region, not just a privileged few.

Michael Calderone

Former Executive Sues Al Jazeera America For Discrimination | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.11.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Shannon High-Bassalik, a former senior vice president at Al Jazeera America, filed a lawsuit Thursday against the network and a top execut...

Al Jazeera: Management Style Echoes Country-of-Origin

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.21.2016 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The Al Jazeera TV news organization that began in Qatar missed a great opportunity when it started Al Jazeera America (AJAM), using the cable channel it bought from ex-Vice President Al Gore's Current TV.

Rebooting Al Jazeera America

Monroe Price | Posted 05.08.2016 | Media
Monroe Price

The founding head of Al Jazeera America has been unceremoniously demoted, and a trusted face from the older Al Jazeera English put in his stead. Yet this is not the main issue. As it happens, we all have a stake in a stronger, better, trusted Al Jazeera service.

Al Jazeera America Struggles After Network Cancels Programs

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2015 | Media

By Brian Steinberg LOS ANGELES ( - Al Jazeera America launched with the noble mission of providing in-depth news to a cabl...

Journalist On Being Imprisoned: 'You Realize The Value Of Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.30.2014 | Media

D. Parvaz, senior producer of human rights at Al Jazeera America, joined HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski Tuesday to discuss the one-year anniversary ...

Scooping International News While Empowering Women: Global Press Institute

Suzanne Skees | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Once upon a time, a young American woman landed her dream job -- and then gave it to someone else. Nine years later, she's creating a sustainable new model for international journalism that provides jobs and empowers women all over the world.

Michael Calderone

‘Caucus' Director Tackles 2014 Midterms For Al Jazeera America | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.19.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– Political candidates seem more reluctant than ever to go off-script. And technology plays a big part in this, as anyone with a smartphon...

Al Gore SUES Al Jazeera

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.15.2014 | Media

Al Gore has sued Al Jazeera over its purchase of the network he co-founded, Current TV, Bloomberg reported Friday. Gore and his associates sold the...

Al Jazeera America's Gaza Coverage Boosts Ratings

LA Times | Posted 07.30.2014 | Media

The crisis in Gaza has provided a ratings boost for Al Jazeera America. Over the past two weeks, Al Jazeera America has seen its ratings grow by 30...

Michael Calderone

Al Jazeera Holds Israel Responsible For Shots Fired At Gaza Office | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Al Jazeera’s office in Gaza came under fire Tuesday, and the network says it is holding Israel responsible. An Al Jazeera spokesman ...

America's Best News Channel Is Owned by Arabs

Henry Tenenbaum | Posted 07.30.2014 | Media
Henry Tenenbaum

There are two obvious things (at least!) that will need to happen if Al Jazeera America is to succeed as a journalistic enterprise. First, it must find enough viewers to become economically viable.

Al Jazeera: The Muckraker

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Al Jazeera is a Qatari owned company reporting on American faults. Their concentration on the negative side of American life does not sit well with me.