Bacause the fact the channel is only available in a very limited number of American cable TV markets, Al Jazeera English has now launched a campaign to convince cable providers that there’s a market for the network in the U.S... And they can show the systems that their own broadband subscribers tapped into AJ's stream for resources already in place that no American based network can match, no matter how many big name New Yorkers dropped into a breaking news hot zone.
Lawrence Pintak, author of “The New Arab Journalist: Mission and Identity in a Time of Turmoil,” analyzes the network's impact.
|Al Jazeera Seeks Expanded Audience|
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