Accuracy in Media

Al Jazeera Slashes 500 Jobs as Oil Prices Sink

Al Jazeera, which is in the process of shutting down its English language channel, announced Sunday that it will cut 500 jobs starting today to combat the effects that low oil prices are having on its operations. The network, which is owned by the oil and gas revenue-dependent Qatari government, is being forced to trim […]

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Conservative Cablers Eye Al Jazeera Slot

Editor’s Note & Update: Glenn Beck, founder of The Blaze, said the following this week to clarify potential interest in buying Al Jazeera America: “Not one dime will ever go to pay a state that harbors and infects the rest of the world with twisted ideology that leads to terror — not a dime.” It […]

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Propaganda Network Al Jazeera America Shutting Down

Al Jazeera America, which launched with much fanfare in 2013 after paying Al Gore and his partner an estimated $500 million for their failing Current TV network, announced on Wednesday that it will be shutting down at the end of April. In addition to the money that the Qatari government paid Gore, Al Jazeera invested at least […]

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Al Jazeera America – More Al Jazeera, Less America

Al Jazeera America, which launched with much fanfare nearly two years ago, is retrenching after failing to attract an audience in the U.S., according to the New York Post. Insiders told the Post that the network is laying off staff and watering down its U.S. editorial voice while filling more airtime with programming from its […]

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MSNBC’s Daytime Ratings Lowest in Nearly a Decade

MSNBC recorded its worst total-day ratings in nearly 10 years on Tuesday, led by the flailing Ronan Farrow Daily, which pulled a paltry 11,000 viewers in the A25-54 demo. With those numbers, MSNBC has sunk below even Al Jazeera America’s News Live, which doubled Farrow’s demo with 22,000 viewers—a nearly equally paltry number. By comparison, Fox News Channel’s […]

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Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera Over Current TV Money

Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera, charging that the network has withheld tens of millions of dollars that are owed to Gore and his partners from the sale of Current TV last year. Al Jazeera agreed to pay Gore and his shareholders, which includes Comcast, $500 million for the struggling network. They […]

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April 2016

4/25/2016 - Suit Alleges Al Jazeera America Lost $585 Million in Two Years

March 2016

3/28/2016 - Al Jazeera Slashes 500 Jobs as Oil Prices Sink

January 2016

1/18/2016 - Conservative Cablers Eye Al Jazeera Slot

1/14/2016 - Propaganda Network Al Jazeera America Shutting Down

April 2015

4/29/2015 - Al Jazeera America – More Al Jazeera, Less America

February 2015

2/5/2015 - MSNBC’s Daytime Ratings Lowest in Nearly a Decade

January 2015

1/13/2015 - On the Brink? Al Jazeera America Cancels Morning Programs—Primetime Changes Coming

September 2014

9/22/2014 - Turning the Tables: Al Jazeera America Sues Al Gore

August 2014

8/20/2014 - Al Jazeera America Rejects Al Gore’s Lawsuit Claims

8/15/2014 - Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera Over Current TV Money

July 2014

7/28/2014 - Ratings-Challenged Al Jazeera America Considering More Layoffs

March 2014

3/21/2014 - Al Jazeera America CEO Tells Staff: “We’re Here for the Long Haul”

3/5/2014 - After Six Months, Advertisers and Viewers Still Scarce for Al Jazeera America

January 2014

1/3/2014 - Al Jazeera President Predicts Network Will Be the “Envy of the Industry”

October 2013

10/9/2013 - Al Jazeera Ratings Disaster—Some Shows Hit Zero In Key Demo

August 2013

8/28/2013 - Al Jazeera America Debuts to Low Ratings

8/18/2013 - Slack Ad Demand at Al Jazeera America

June 2013

6/11/2013 - Al Jazeera America Plans to Launch Week of August 24

April 2013

4/19/2013 - Too Bad—Al Jazeera America Behind Schedule

January 2013

1/23/2013 - Need A Job? Al Jazeera America is Hiring