To the wizened political observer, President Obama's recent remarks about a possible strike against Syria may sound like preliminary saber-rattling. But some TV-news outlets are already hearing…
A serious-minded news channel, with a name — Al Jazeera America — that's almost an invitation to Islamophobia? What, were the names “Please Don't Watch Us” or “This Will Cause a Painful Rash” taken…
Al Jazeera America's interim CEO and prez made one thing clear during a conference call Wednesday: the forthcoming network will be about hard news, not the salacious “infotainment” made popular on…
In the latest in a series of prominent TV-news hires, Al-Jazeera America said Monday it had enlisted Sheila MacVicar, a veteran foreign correspondent most recently with CBS News, to contribute to…
In the latest of a series of announcements marking its preparations to launch a new cable-news outlet in 2013, Al Jazeera America has hired Andrea Stone and Tony Karon as senior online executive…
The deep-pocketed Al Jazeera org has committed to bringing on 700 staffers and opening 12 bureaus around the country, as well as a Gotham headquarters, to support the launch of its English-lingo net.
After disembarking in the U.S., Qatar-based Al Jazeera is continuing to expand globally with the upcoming launch of a U.K.-branded news channel and advanced plans for a French-language news arm.
AL JAZEERA TIMELINE Nov. 1, 1996: Al Jazeera debuts, airing six hours a day out of Doha, Qatar. The station is born after the Emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, buys a failed BBC Arabic…
Having won awards for its coverage of the Arab Spring with a news operation that reports on events in far-flung countries with the hustle that has become its trademark, Al Jazeera has come a long way…
In a bold move to expand its U.S. presence, Middle East news org Al Jazeera has acquired cabler Current TV in a deal valued at about $500 million.
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