Al Jazeera America: a solid piece of religion journalism?

Let’s see: a meaty, 3,200-word religion story — part profile, part trend piece. Quick, name the national news organizations producing such in-depth journalism on the Godbeat these days. Did Al Jazeera America make your list? That relatively new U.S. media organization spotlighted “Downwardly mobile for Jesus” over the weekend. The superb feature drew praise from [Read More...]

Americans prejudiced against Al Jazeera?

The new cable news channel Al Jazeera America is drawing a lot of major media attention. USA Today asks in a relatively meaty story: Al Jazeera America: Will U.S. viewers buy it? A chunk of that report: While journalists may be eager to join a news outlet that promises to air in-depth coverage, media analysts [Read More...]