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Al Jazeera America

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 06.06.2014 | 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 05.29.2014 | 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 ...

Stagecoach Alleys of Barry Farm and Imaginary Yellow Lines in Anacostia

John Muller | Posted 11.23.2013 | DC
John Muller

"We have to stop. I'll break my axle if we go any further." In providing a tour a couple weeks back to a reporter from the recently launched Al Jazeera America, William Alston-El and I had to turn around as we headed into an alley in Barry Farm.

Al Jazeera America NOT Different From Competitors: Pew

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.16.2013 | Media

A new study published Monday shows that when it comes to Syria, Al Jazeera America is actually strikingly similar to the cable news competitors it pro...

Matt Sledge

Al Jazeera America Confronts Donald Rumsfeld Over Guantanamo

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Donald Rumsfeld got a little bit of an unpleasant surprise recently. The Iraq war architect and Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush was at his s...

THE RATINGS ARE IN!

Posted 08.27.2013 | Media

Al Jazeera America launched last week with understandably soft ratings. The folks at TVNewser obtained Al Jazeera America's launch-week ratings fr...

Dave Jamieson

How Did Old Navy Jeans End Up In A Factory Employing 12-Year-Olds?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Faced with footage of Bangladeshi girls as young as 12 working on jeans with "Old Navy" labels, Old Navy's parent company, Gap Inc., say...

Aaron Sorkin, George Clooney, Al Jazeera America and the Future of News

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.23.2013 | Media
Brent Budowsky

To continue the discussion about the future of news from my recent column "Citizen Bezos": Al Jazeera America is now on air with promises to offer in-...