| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:37 PM
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,...
| May 28, 2013
| 1:49 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:50 PM
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...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:02 AM
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...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 3:32 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:32 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 2:50 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...