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  • Gansler hires broadcaster Wheelock as media aide

    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has hired a veteran broadcast journalist to be his top media relations aide as he prepares to launch his campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor next week. Gansler announced Wednesday that Bob Wheelock,...
  • WBAL helicopter images provide big, early edge in TV derailment coverage

    WBAL helicopter images provide big, early edge in TV derailment coverage
    There was no doubt about which Baltimore station was the one to turn to in the immediate wake of the CSX train derailment Tuesday afternoon in Baltimore County. For the first 10 minutes or so, WBAL-TV, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate, was the only...
  • Why the arrival of Al Jazeera America matters

    Why the arrival of Al Jazeera America matters
    I have been writing a lot about Al Jazeera since the Qatar-based news operation bought Al Gore's wreck of a channel in January to gain access to some 50 million U.S. homes. When the purchase was made, I'm the guy who wrote: "Why Al Jazeera's purchase of...
  • Why Al Jazeera buying Current is a good thing for media, country

    Why Al Jazeera buying Current is a good thing for media, country
    I don’t care if Al Gore got more money than he ever deserved for his pathetic channel, or Glenn Beck got the short end of the stick in trying to buy it as an escape from his prison of media marginalization. All of that is ideological and...
  • Of course Al Jazeera has a bias, but it's not what most critics think

    Of course Al Jazeera has a bias, but it's not what most critics think
    Reading some of the nutty coverage of Al Jazeera's purchase of Current TV from Al Gore, I am not sure whether the problem is ideology or ignorance when it comes to the sorry state of media criticism today. Last week, I explained why I thought Al...
  • Ali Velshi to join Al Jazeera America after more than a decade at CNN

    Ali Velshi to join Al Jazeera America after more than a decade at CNN
    Al Jazeera America Thursday announced that veteran business reporter Ali Velshi will join the Qatar-owned channel to develop and host a daily prime-time business show. The announcement comes one day after news that Velshi was leaving CNN where he served...
  • Five things you need to know about Sinclair in wake of Allbritton, WJLA deal

    Five things you need to know about Sinclair in wake of Allbritton, WJLA deal
    You have to admire the financial muscle if nothing else of Baltimore's Sinclair Broadcast Group. How many companies in Baltimore can pony up just under a billion dollars and become headquarters to a high-visibility Washington media institution like...
  • Al Jazeera will give America a balanced view of the Middle East

    Al Jazeera will give America a balanced view of the Middle East
    The article "The new news team" (Aug.4) describes how Qatar-based Al Jazeera launches in 50 million homes this month and asks, "Can a TV news channel based in Qatar really be good for America?" The answer is yes because Al Jazeera will be the first TV...
  • Sun wrong to promote Al Jazeera

    Sun wrong to promote Al Jazeera
    Based on The Sun's unprecedented pre-launch promotion for Al Jazeera ("The new news team," Aug. 4) there can't possibly be any doubt whatsoever that The Sun is joined at the hip with anti-American conspirators whose goal is "fundamentally transforming the...
  • Al Jazeera America promises something revolutionary: solid TV journalism

    Al Jazeera America promises something revolutionary: solid TV journalism
    Can a TV news channel based in Qatar really be good for America? That's the $500 million question as Al Jazeera America prepares to launch this month in 50 million U.S. homes. The build-up, which has included hiring more than 400 journalists led by...
  • CNN's 'Reliable Sources' takes on Al Jazeera America's first week

    CNN's 'Reliable Sources' takes on Al Jazeera America's first week
      Al Jazeera America's premiere week was one of the topics discussed on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday. Eric Deggans, a longtime friend and colleague, was guest host. Mohammed el-Nawawy, author of "Al-Jazeera: The Story of the Network that is...
  • The difference between Al Jazeera America and CNN: Erin Burnett

    The difference between Al Jazeera America and CNN: Erin Burnett
    Watching the debut this week of Al Jazeera America, I couldn't help but remember reviewing the first week of Erin Burnett's show on CNN in October 2011. I say this not to rip Burnett again, but because her attitude toward the Occupy Wall Street...