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Al Jazeera America shutting down

It's really a shame because, after watching AJAmerica, it becomes painfully obvious just how bad and self-centered US based TV 'news' is.


The End of Al Jazeera America

Its chief executive said the the decision was driven by the fact that “our business model is simply not sustainable.”

Al Jazeera America is shutting down in April less than three years after it began broadcasting in the United States, Al Anstey, its CEO, announced Wednesday.

Al Jazeera America will stop broadcasting on April 30, the company said in a statement, which added:

While Al Jazeera America built a loyal audience across the US and increasingly was recognized as an important new voice in television news, the economic landscape of the media environment has driven its strategic decision to wind down its operations and conclude its service.

“I know the closure of AJAM will be a massive disappointment for everyone here who has worked tirelessly for our long-term future,” Anstey said in a memo to staff. “The decision that has been made is in no way because AJAM has done anything but a great job. Our commitment to great journalism is unrivaled.”

But, he added in the memo, the decision was driven by the fact that “our business model is simply not sustainable in light of the economic challenges in the U.S. media marketplace.”



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