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  • Al Jazeera America excels in covering killings of Middle East teens

    Al Jazeera America excels in covering killings of Middle East teens
    The grisly discovery Monday of the bodies of three Israeli teens who had been abducted June 12 as they hitchhiked home from a West Bank settlement yeshiva set off a week of mounting violence in the region. Israel blamed Hamas and promised and delivered...
  • Taliban documentary shows value of Al Jazeera America

    Taliban documentary shows value of Al Jazeera America
    Six months in, there is more to say about Al Jazeera America than that its ratings stink. But that's about the only thing I see written about the Qatar-owned cable channel these days. The ratings are minuscule — about one-half the audience that Al...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Al Jazeera America opens strong onscreen Tuesday

    Al Jazeera America opens strong onscreen Tuesday
    The heart of Al Jazeera America’s prime-time lineup is an attractive one if you are looking for news, context and a fresh visual perspective on U.S. and world events. At least that’s the way it looked premiere night Tuesday as the Qatar-...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Al Gore to anchor Current TV's convention coverage -- with Spitzer, Uygur, Granholm

    Al Gore to anchor Current TV's convention coverage -- with Spitzer, Uygur, Granholm
    Former vice president Al Gore will anchor convention coverage on his Current TV channel, it was announced Wednesday. This is what happens if you own the candy store, I guess. But when was the last time a former Nobel Prize winner sat in the anchor...
  • Adam May will have prime-time role at Al Jazeera America

    Adam May will have prime-time role at Al Jazeera America
    Former WJZ reporter/anchor Adam May will have a prime-time role on Al Jazeera America, the channel announced Monday. May, whose move to Al Jazeera was first reported here May 20, will be one of six correspondents on a national magazine show, "America...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER: Sunny, with sub-freezing wind chill and gusts up to 20-25 mph. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS Flu season arrives early, hits harder than usual: Area hospitals are coping with a surge of patients with...