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How a News Start-Up Operating Out of a Former NYC Bank Is ‘Building a Culture’

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In MediabistroTV’s latest “What’s Your Show?” video, we go behind the scenes at Al Jazeera America’s primetime newscast with John Siegenthaler, who previously worked at NBC News for 11 years. For nine of those years, he anchored the weekend edition of “NBC Nightly News” from New York.

He now serves as the signature news anchor at AJAM; a news start-up composed of former top broadcast and cable talent, temporarily producing their newscasts from a midtown New York City newsroom that was previously Manufacturers Hanover Trust bank.

“Though this is temporary, and it feels cramped and small, I actually think this is a tremendous advantage for us,” SVP for news programming David Doss tells FishbowlNY. “It’s about building a culture.”

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Jacob Ward Departs Popular Science for Al Jazeera America

Jacob Ward GJacob Ward, editor-in-chief of Popular Science since last year, is leaving the magazine to join Al Jazeera America as its science and technology correspondent. Ward had been with PopSci since 2006, when he joined as deputy editor.

“Jake has been on the front lines of the science and technology stories that matter to audiences,” said David Doss, Al Jazeera America’s senior VP for news programming, in a statement. “He knows how to make complex topics understandable and exciting and will bring that talent to Al Jazeera America’s viewers and readers.”

Ward will join Al Jazeera next week.