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Al Jazeera America

Scooping International News While Empowering Women: Global Press Institute

Suzanne Skees | Posted 11.04.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

FINALLY!

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...

GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION

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...

Two More Years In Prison!?

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2014 | Media

* Jazeera exec: Cairo stifles all voices but government's * Journalists may be in jail two years before trial -Allan * S...

Al Jazeera America To Get Prime New Channel Space

Capital New York | Author: Alex Weprin | Posted 01.27.2014 | Media

As it prepares to launch a new marketing campaign, Al Jazeera America will be getting some prime new channel placement for Time Warner Cable subscribe...

Al Jazeera To Justin: We're So Over You

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

When Al Jazeera America launched back in August, it made a lot of promises about how it was going to avoid the kind of celebrity coverage other networ...

Al-Jazeera Journalists Held For 15 More Days

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judiciary official says a team of journalists working for satellite news broadcaster Al-Jazeera English will be held for 15...

Al-Jazeera America's Strategic Missteps

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media
Nikolas Kozloff

Al-Jazeera's toned-down coverage is surprising and ironic in light of the current media landscape. Indeed, al-Jazeera America is launching at precisely the moment when cable news is cratering in the public imagination.

WATCH: Al Jazeera Anchor Spars With Colbert

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Al Jazeera America anchor John Seigenthaler took to the "Colbert Report" on Tuesday to combat what he called "myths" about his network's ideology. ...

Big Day For Al Jazeera America

www.capitalnewyork.com | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media

Al Jazeera America is launching today on Time Warner Cable systems, the two companies announced this morning. The deal will expand AJAM's distribut...

Manufacturing Outrage: Learning from Sarah Palin and Martin Bashir

Chris Sosa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Chris Sosa

Polemic sells. I've made a profit off it for years, and I'm not sorry. But while some of it may be thoughtful or amusing, we must recognize inflammatory speech as nothing more than a rhetorical vessel and stop allowing it to dominate our entire discourse.

What To Make Of Al Jazeera America's Very Low Ratings

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

A New York Post article on Al Jazeera America's seemingly anemic ratings got a lot of people in media-land talking on Monday--and prompted a conversat...

Finding the Funny

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent low-budget productions demonstrated the trickiness of trying to wrestle a complicated story filled with complex characters into a manageable format that can hold its audience's attention while keeping to a reasonable time frame.

Al Jazeera Cuts Critical Deal With Time Warner

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.24.2013 | Media

Al Jazeera America has made a crucial deal with Time Warner Cable, the network announced on Thursday. Time Warner had previously declined to carry ...