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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 o...

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 orga...

Al Jazeera America Exec Leaves Amid Network's New Strategy

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.28.2015 | 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 08.03.2015 | 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 07.12.2015 | 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 05.22.2015 | 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 05.08.2015 | 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 Marks A Rocky First Year

AP | By DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.11.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Al-Jazeera America marks its first anniversary on the air next week, and if you haven't watched much, you're not alone. ...

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 ...

Al Jazeera America Shrugs Off Tiny Ratings

AP | Posted 07.09.2014 | Media

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As it approaches its first birthday, Al Jazeera America anchor Tony Harris says he's surprised by how good the network ...

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.


The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.08.2014 | Media

At least one cable news network is attempting to cover climate change the right way. Al Jazeera America devoted significantly more time to the newe...

Al Jazeera America's 'Borderland' Walks in the Shoes of the Immigrant Dead

Kamran Pasha | Posted 06.11.2014 | Media
Kamran Pasha

It is human nature to harshly judge others we disagree with or disapprove of, until we are actually exposed to the life experiences that have shaped their choices and worldview.

Bad News At Al Jazeera America

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 04.11.2014 | Media

Seven months after it launched, Al Jazeera America is laying off dozens of employees. The Hollywood Reporter said Friday that the young channel is...


The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.27.2014 | Media

Al Jazeera will launch a number of events in more than 30 countries on Thursday in support of the detained journalists in Egypt. The "Global Day o...

Court Date Set For Al Jazeera Journalists

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.10.2014 | Media

A court date has been set for the trial of the Al Jazeera journalists facing charges in Egypt. The journalists will head to Cairo Criminal Court on...