Al Jazeera English: Global News in a Changing World

Paperback | February 15, 2012

EditorPhilip Seib

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Although Al Jazeera English has yet to receive to receive the attention accorded to its Arabic-language elder sibling, it is in many ways the more interesting of the two. It seeks to redefine global news coverage by focusing on areas traditionally neglected by most news organizations, and its potential audience is many times larger than that of the Arabic channel. Its coverage of the 2011 Arab Spring brought the channel a large new audience. This is the first book to thoroughly examine this channel's coverage methods, its effects on its audience, and its place in the world of mediated geopolitics.

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Although Al Jazeera English has yet to receive to receive the attention accorded to its Arabic-language elder sibling, it is in many ways the more interesting of the two. It seeks to redefine global news coverage by focusing on areas traditionally neglected by most news organizations, and its potential audience is many times larger tha...

Philip Seib is a professor at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and is director of USC's Center on Public Diplomacy. He is the author and editor of many books, including Headline Diplomacy, The Global Journalist, Beyond the Front Lines, The Al Jazeera Effect, and Toward a New Pub...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 10.26 × 5.98 × 0.46 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230340210

ISBN - 13:9780230340213

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The Origins of Al Jazeera English - Shawn Powers * The Nature of the Channel's Global Audience - Hussein Amin * Content: The Messages of AJE's News - Tine Ustad Figenschou * AJE After the Arab Spring: The Politics of Distribution in the United States - Will Youmans * Covering and Reaching Africa - Amelia Arsenault * Covering and Reaching South Asia - Michael Kugelman * Covering Gaza 2008-2009: A Palestinian View - Rima Najjar Merriman * Covering Gaza 2008-2009: An Israeli View - Eytan Gilboa * AJE's Conciliatory Role: Covering the "Ground Zero Mosque" Controversy - Mohammed El-Nawawy * Conclusion: AJE in the World - Philip Seib