When the newest television channel in America—Al Jazeera America finally launches itself into the saturated US media market, the greatest challenge according POLITICO media reporter Dylan Byers would be to convince Americans to watch the network's programs and disabuse potential viewers’ minds about the negative labels on the organization. With
By Uchenna Ekwo The refusal of Time Warner Cable and other cable and satellite distributors to carry the services of Al Jazeera America – the giant pan-Arab news network that just purchased the struggling America channel, Current TV – has exposed the hypocrisy of advocates of free market, freedom of information, freedom of choice, and change in
By Uchenna Ekwo In the middle of last century, Daniel Lerner, one of the most influential advocates of development communication postulated the hypothesis of the Revolution of Rising Frustrations The hypothesis suggests that the incursion of the mass media with its modernizing content and influences can result in all sorts of high expectations in the
Barely 48 hours after the victory of President Barack Obama in the 2012 election media pundits have begun their traditional speculation that often leads to overheating the political environment. Time Magazine editor Rick Stengel visited MSNBC's Morning Joe a day after the election and previewed a new photo-spread of likely 2016 presidential candidates,
By JEREMY W. PETERS It was 11:13 p.m. on Tuesday, the moment that Fox News had called Ohio for President Obama. Karl Rove stood just off camera, his phone glued to his ear. On the other end was a senior Romney campaign official who insisted that the network had blown the call. What followed — an extraordinary on-air confrontation between Mr.