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On week one, the network looked solid. Nothing to gasp at. But what constitutes success in the long run for AJAM?
By Lawrence Pintak Aug 26, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Al Jazeera joined the American TV lineup last week with minimal damage to the republic. There was no sign of... More
By Lawrence Pintak May 3, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Indonesia remains a nation in flux. So, too, its journalism. Fifteen years after the country's long-time strongman and president,... More
By Lawrence Pintak Oct 10, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Over the final month of the campaign, CJR will run a series of posts under the headline “Ask Obama This”... More
By Lawrence Pintak Oct 27, 2011 at 02:11 PM
The young Iranian prisoner was no more than fourteen, still caked with a thick layer of dust from the battlefield.... More
By Lawrence Pintak May 5, 2011 at 08:30 AM
[This is a sidebar article to the May/June 2011 cover story, "Breathing Room: Toward a new Arab media," which you... More
By Lawrence Pintak Jan 21, 2009 at 09:09 AM
CAIRO – In television terms, Gaza has been déjà vu all over again. U.S. television has been dominated by talking... More
Egypt this week pulled the plug on Al-Zawraa — but viewers who still want their fix of anti-American mayhem can continue to watch the channel’s offerings.
By Lawrence Pintak Feb 28, 2007 at 01:44 PM
Egypt this week pulled the plug on Al-Zawraa, the controversial channel controlled by Iraq's Sunni insurgency, but it is still... More
A controversial TV channel that is the voice of Iraq’s anti-American insurgents tries to open another front in the propaganda war against the U.S. — in the U.S.
By Lawrence Pintak Jan 10, 2007 at 10:01 AM
A controversial TV channel that is the voice of Iraq's anti-American insurgents looks set to open another front in the... More
Sunni-Shia power politics and U.S.-Egyptian relations are at the center of a dispute over a satellite television station that is the latest weapon in the arsenal of Iraq’s insurgents.
By Lawrence Pintak Jan 4, 2007 at 02:07 PM
Sunni-Shia power politics and U.S.-Egyptian relations are at the center of a dispute over a satellite television station that is... More
With its coverage of an assassination in Lebanon, Al-Jazeera English showed signs of finding its footing after an uncertain first week.
By Lawrence Pintak Nov 30, 2006 at 12:00 PM
Bad news is often good news for journalists. Last week's assassination of Lebanese opposition leader Pierre Gemayel may have been... More
On the news broadcasts of the Arab world’s dominant all-news channels this summer, polarizing language was rarely heard.
By Lawrence Pintak Aug 22, 2006 at 12:32 PM
The summer of 2006 marked an important milestone for Arab media. Israel and Hezbollah were locked in a bitter conflict... More
The pen may be “mightier than the sword,” but in recent years, the sword has left a trail of spilled ink - and blood. It is time for an international law banning targeted attacks on the media.
By Lawrence Pintak Aug 1, 2006 at 02:06 PM
After the carnage of this past weekend in the Middle East, two previous incidents seemed to fade into insignificance --... More
As the conflict between Israel and Lebanon plays out, U.S. cable television has given us coverage that has seemed as much a fantasy as Disneyland’s Space Mountain.
By Lawrence Pintak Jul 21, 2006 at 01:46 PM
Napa Valley, Calif. -- As someone who lives and breathes Middle East politics and media, I have had the bizarre... More
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
A bogus NY Post piece sets off a frenzy - Serious problems with column alleging Census rigged unemployment for Obama
GoldieBlox picks an unfair fight with the Beastie Boys - A dismal press performance on a clear case of aggressive copyright infringement
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
In magnificent defense of snark
An obituary for a small-town newspaper
Interesting look at the economics of a shadowy part of the publishing industry
The woes of BuzzFeed’s new books editor
Timelapse of a photo-realistic painting of the actor being done on an iPad
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.