Al Jazeera English
Fig. 1. Al Jazeera English. Courtesy of Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Palgrave Macmillan publishes a new book titled "Al Jazeera English: Global News in a Changing World" edited by Philip Seib from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School.

Publication Data

Seib, Philip (Ed.). Al Jazeera English: Global News in a Changing World. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. ISBN: 9780230340213.


Although Al Jazeera English has yet to receive the attention accorded to its Arabic-language elder sibling, it is in many ways the more interesting of the two. It seeks to redefine global news coverage by focusing on areas traditionally neglected by most news organizations, and its potential audience is many times larger than that of the Arabic channel. Its coverage of the 2011 Arab Spring brought the channel a large new audience. This is the first book to thoroughly examine this channel's coverage methods, effects on its audience, and its place in the world of mediated geopolitics.

Table of Contents

The Origins of Al Jazeera English - Shawn Powers
The Nature of the Channel's Global Audience - Hussein Amin
Content: The Messages of AJE's News - Tine Ustad Figenschou
AJE After the Arab Spring: The Politics of Distribution in the United States - Will Youmans
Covering and Reaching Africa - Amelia Arsenault
Covering and Reaching South Asia - Michael Kugelman
Covering Gaza 2008-2009: A Palestinian View - Rima Najjar Merriman
Covering Gaza 2008-2009: An Israeli View - Eytan Gilboa
AJE's Conciliatory Role: Covering the "Ground Zero Mosque" Controversy - Mohammed El-Nawawy
Conclusion: AJE in the World - Philip Seib

About the Author

Philip Seib is a professor at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School and is the director of the USC's Center on Public Diplomacy.

To order the book online visit the Palgrave Macmillan website.