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Posts Tagged ‘Al Jazeera America’

Who Covered it More? Typhoon vs. Obamacare

The Pew Research Center had the stopwatch going during cable news coverage of the typhoon in Philippines and the continuing struggles with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Coverage of Obamacare dominated on Fox News and MSNBC while Typhoon Haiyan was covered more on CNN and Al Jazeera America.

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Al Jazeera America At Three Months: Pundit Free, ‘Experts When Needed’

AjamNewsroomAl Jazeera America turns the ripe old age of three months next week. So yesterday, TVNewser visited the channel’s midtown Manhattan studio and got a status update from network president Kate O’Brian.

Despite low rating to start—fewer than 25,000 total viewers at any given time, according to the New York Times— O’Brian sees preliminary success.

“We are executing on the mission that we set out when we put this thing together,” she said. “And that is to give a voice to the voiceless parts of the country and stories, report the under-reported stories that our competition is not doing, and to really go deep into some of the more interesting and unknown parts of this country, and frankly of the world. And we’re doing that literally every day.”

And regarding those competitors, Al Jazeera America is a pundit-free zone.

“We’re not putting pundits on, we’re putting experts when needed,” she said. “We don’t want to hear people just discussing, at whatever decibel level, their opinions on what’s is going on, we want to hear experts [when we have someone other than our reporter reporting a story] going deeply into the reasons something is the way it is.”

The network is also realistic about its challenges, which include being thinly distributed to cable subscribers and overcoming pre-conceived notions about the Al Jazeera brand in the U.S.

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New Al Jazeera Network Staffing Up

The new Al Jazeera Network, which will be taking over Current TV’s channel space come Spring, is beginning to seriously staff up.  The channel has posted more than 100 job listings in New York and Washington, covering everything from on-camera hosts to makeup technicians and everything in between.

We hear that this is the first wave of job postings, with two more to come, including jobs in bureaus across the country.

The listings also give a taste at some of the programming that is likely for the new channel, including “Inside Story America” and public affairs program “Talk To Al Jazeera.”